Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi Reviews

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dpreview.comThe EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) turned out to be everything we expected it to be; a progressive upgrade to the already hugely successful EOS 350D (Rebel XT). Image quality was just as good, with plenty of detail, low noise and sophisticated noise reduction at higher sensitivities an well balanced, and thanks to PictureStyles predictable, color and tone.
cameralabs.comThe 400D / XTi still delivers silky smooth images, is usable at its highest sensitivities and feels very responsive overall. And while our outdoor results show there isn’t a great deal of difference between 8 and 10 Megapixel images, the 400D / XTi resolved measurably greater detail in our labs tests to become the highest resolution Canon digital SLR with an EF-S lens mount.
imaging-resource.comThe Canon Digital Rebel XTi is an excellent take-anywhere all-purpose digital SLR, that can serve as a second camera for owners of Rebel XT, 20D, 30D, and 5D cameras who want to keep a second body with a different focal length strapped around their neck. I think serious photographers would do better with an EOS 30D for its stronger build and greater manual adaptability, but for just about everyone else, the Rebel XTi offers everything you need and more.
seves-digicams.comJust as the original Digital Rebel set a new price/performance standard for consumer dSLRs, the Digital Rebel XTi has set a new value benchmark for this class of camera, and competes well with many prosumer dSLRs offered by its competitors. Offering 10.1-megapixels of resolution, responsive performance, flexible autofocus, accurate metering and excellent image quality
dcresource.comWhile most owners of the Rebel XT probably won't run out to upgrade, the Canon Digital Rebel XTi (EOS-400D) is a most impressive entry-level digital SLR. It offers great photo quality and performance, plenty of features (most notably, a dust reduction system), a large LCD, and plenty of accessories. The main downside is its design: it's pretty small, not terribly easy to hold, and more "plasticky" than other D-SLRs. Despite that, the Rebel XTi earns my recommendation.
letsgodigital.orgThe Canon EOS 400D is an excellent first step into the world of DSLR cameras, as well as a great back-up camera. It is a genuinely versatile model, that remains user-friendly, offers comprehensible features and a clear operation. Although we do not doubt the success the Canon 400D will enjoy, we know the competition is rarely far behind.
the-digital-picture.comFor an entry-level-priced Digital SLR, the Canon EOS Rebel XTi / 400D has more features than most entry-level-priced Digital SLR buyers will ever use - and has performance and image quality to satisfy many professional needs. Overall, I'm pleased with this DSLR
digitaltrends.comIn general, the Canon delivered slightly better images although like wines, you could lean to one over the other simply as a matter of taste.
digitalcamerainfo.comThe Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers a significant increase in pixel count, and a better interface, but other manufacturers have caught up in the entry-level DSLR race. The XTi is good, but it's very clear how Canon kept the price down: it's not sturdy, it has only one control dial, and its fit and finish aren't up to the standard of other Canon DSLRs. The Rebel XTi's price is justified, but users who can spend more might want to pay for a more durable camera.
trustedreviews.comWhile the 400D is unquestionably a very good camera, with superb performance, an excellent control system and wide range of picture control options, and while it is a distinct improvement on the 350D, it doesn’t really stand out in comparison to any of the other entry-level 10MP DSLRs that are currently available. The kit lens is also very weak.
photographyblog.comThe 400D certainly has the bottle to take on its competitors with its 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor but it does not set the standards and stand out from the crowd anymore. It is not the cheapest or the most expensive model on the market and it is not even the smallest DSLR available, as the Olympus E400 takes that crown. Canon have done exactly what they had to do with their latest entry-level DSLR by adding new features like their EOS Integrated Cleaning System and the larger 2.5-inch LCD screen. There is no doubt that this camera will sell by the bucket-loads and any consumer wanting to take their first step into DSLR ownership won't go far wrong with this DSLR.
megapixel.netMoreover, in view of its excellent image quality and its price, the Rebel XTi/EOS 400D is one of the most attractive DSLR cameras currently on the market, although the lens it is currently sold with in kit form does not do the camera justice, quite unlike when it is paired with any of Canon finer lenses.
shutterbug.com While owners of the 8-megapixel XT may not find a compelling need to upgrade to the XTi, the newer Digital Rebel would be an ideal choice for photo enthusiasts still using an older camera. And it would be just as suitable for families shopping for a first D-SLR because of its modest price/ size/weight and full complement of automatic, semiautomatic, and manual features. Based on my experience Canon has another winner on their hands and this latest Rebel model will remain the “one to beat” in the entry-level category.
pcworld.comThis full-featured SLR delivers excellent image quality at a very reasonable price and is a solid choice for users who like its size and feel.
ephotozine.com
The jump from eight to 10 megapixels doesn't make a great difference to image quality and although the other improvements are welcome, it may not be time to dust off your credit card and start checking how much 350Ds go for on eBay just yet.
On the other hand if you are looking for your first digital SLR, the Canon EOS 400D represent great value for money. A combination of class-leading low noise levels at high ISO sensitivities, great autofocus performance, good image quality and handling all make the EOS 400D worthy of serious consideration.
outbackphoto.comThe main criteria are probably size/weight and cost. Here you have to find out what you want to do. A camera that stays always home because you find it too big is not of great help. We will probably use the XTi as our travel snapshot camera. This is not meant negative at all as we think you can create very good work using the Rebel XTi.
digicamreview.comThe Canon 400D Digital SLR is a great digital camera. It feels very comfortable in hand, and produces very natural pictures with little noise and rich pleasing colours. This camera is very easy to use (in auto mode), and would definitely suit an amateur who wants to become a professional. The camera offers excellent battery life, with very good controls and good build quality. Professional photographers might want to compare the camera with other DSLR cameras before purchase, as some may find the camera's features and options slightly limiting.
pocket-lint.co.uk
Image quality is otherwise great (bar the kit lens’ performance, as mentioned above) with excellent resolution, low noise, good noise reduction – when needed that does not remove detail – and great colour control.
pcw.co.uk
But either way the EOS 400D remains an excellent entry-level digital SLR and comes highly recommended.
photo.net The Canon Rebel XTi is the best digital SLR body for most consumers on a budget and it makes a good backup body for professionals.
bobatkins.com EOS Digital Rebel XTi (EOS 400D) also lets you make the most of advanced Canon technology and its compatibility with over 50 EF lenses that pair up with Speedlites for faithful image capture in a variety of shooting conditions. [...]. In more ways than one, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi (EOS 400D) gives you the power and ease to take you to the next level and help realize your photographic potential.
popphoto.comSo aside from a few inconveniences, shooting with the Rebel XTi is thoroughly pleasurable. It works fast and accurately. No, it's not a bulletproof tank, and some of the control buttons are just barely up from point-and-shoot. But given the image quality, autofocusing, fast shooting, and exposure controls of the XTi, it's not just a deal, it's a screaming, bloody, great deal.
rockslidephoto.com
Seeing is believing, and at this point I’d be more than happy to use the XTi as a backup camera for my own landscape work, or even the only camera when weight was an issue (long hikes, etc.) I’d still likely edge toward my 1Ds II for critical wildlife work, not because of the high-ISO performance of the XTi (which is downright excellent) but because of the relatively slower focusing, but it’s not a bad performer even there.
pinoyphotography.org
After a week of testing and playing with the 400D Im now convinced that it is the best Rebel ever. The 400D is the equivalent of 300D+350D. This camera has a 10.1 megapixel resolution making it 2 megapixel better than the 350D and also 30D. The 2 megapixel extra will not be useful for an average Juan who uses their DSLR to print their photos in 4R to 8R, while others might find it useful for cropping. The viewfinder should have increased; spot metering would be nice but not essential.
goodgearguide.com.au
Overall the 400D is a great continuation of Canon's entry level SLR line. Its pictures are wonderful and the minor problems it does exhibit can easily be rectified by purchasing another lens or getting the dual lens kit. As far as value for money goes, this is one of the best options in the digital camera space.