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XTi compared to other Canon SLRs

EOS 400D / Rebel XTi vs Other Canon SLRs

The chart below compares the XTi with other current Canon cameras. What we've done below is presented something of a hybrid comparison between these three models. A red cell means that a given camera performs below the other two, a green cell means that it performs better than the other two, and a yellow cell means it falls between the other two. In cases where two cameras share a superior capability, both cells will be colored green.

We also have a table comparing the Canon Rebel XTi with competing models from other manufacturers. This table is a bit wider though, and breaks the page layout in some browsers, so we're simply providing a link to it here that will open in a separate browser window. See the Canon XTi vs the Competition comparison table for more info.

EOS 400D / Rebel XTi vs other Canon SLRs
Manufacturer
Canon
Canon
Canon
Model
EOS 350D
Digital Rebel XT
EOS 400D
Digital Rebel XTi
EOS 30D
Imaging
System
Sensor Manufacturer Canon Canon Canon
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Color Filter Array RGB RGB RGB
Total Megapixels
8.2
10.5
8.5
Effective Megapixels 8.0 10.1 8.25
Effective Sensor Size (mm)
22.2 x 14.8
22.2 x 14.8
22.5 x 15.0
Focal Length Multiplier (approx.)
1.6x
1.6x
1.6x
Image Processor
DIGIC II
DIGIC II
DIGIC II
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
95%
95%
95%
Magnification (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.8x
0.8x
0.9x
Eyepoint (mm)
21
21
20
Dioptric Adjustment Range (diopters)
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
Focusing Screen
Fixed, precision matte screen
Fixed, precision matte screen
Fixed, precision matte screen
Viewfinder
Info Display
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure level, AEB in progress, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), maximum burst, CF card information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining, ISO sensitivity
Depth of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Recording
System
Recording Media / Quantity / Slot Type
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Compatible File System
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
Recording Formats
RAW (CR2), JPEG
RAW (CR2), JPEG
RAW (CR2), JPEG
Maximum Resolution
3,456 x 2,304
3,888 x 2,592
3,504 x 2,336
Reduced Resolutions (JPEG only)
2,496 x 1,664;
1,728 x 1,152
2,816 x 1,880;
1,936 x 1,288
2,544 x 1,696;
1,752 x 1,168
RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes,
JPEG large/fine only
Yes,
JPEG large/fine only
Yes, selectable JPEG resolution / compression
Color Space &
White Balance
User-Selectable Color Space
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Processing Parameters
(Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Tone) / # of Increments
5 options for sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color tone.

(Same as original Digital Rebel, but with the addition of a Black and White mode that includes tone and contrast adjustments.)
8 options for sharpness, 9 options for contrast, saturation, and color tone.

6 Picture styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome), plus 3 user defined
8 options for sharpness, 9 options for contrast, saturation, and color tone. 

6 Picture styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome), plus 3 user defined
Preset WB settings
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
Manual Color Temperature Setting Range
Not available
Not available
2,800 ~ 10,000K
WB Adjustment Range
▒9 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
▒9 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
▒9 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
Autofocus
System
Type
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
# of Focusing Points (Focusing Point Type)
7 points
(1 cross-type, 6 single-axis)
9 points
(1 cross-type, 8 single-axis)
9 points
(1 cross-type, 8 single-axis)
Superimposed Focus Point Display Yes Yes Yes
AF Working Range
EV 0.5 ~ 18
EV -0.5 ~ 18
EV -0.5 ~ 18
AF-assist Beam
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center)
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center)
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center)
One-shot AF
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
AI Servo (Tracking) AF
Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
AI Focus AF
Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Exposure
Control
Shooting Modes
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Manual exposure, ETTL-II autoflash
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Manual exposure, ETTL-II autoflash
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Manual exposure, ETTL-II autoflash
Metering Zones
35
35
35
Metering Modes
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average,
9% partial
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average,
9% partial
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average,
9% partial,
3.5 degree spot
Metering System Working Range
EV 1 ~ 20
EV 1 ~ 20
EV 1 ~ 20
ISO Range / Extended
100 ~ 1600 / --
100 ~ 1600 / --
100 ~ 1600 / 3200
Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV increments
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV increments
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV increments
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
+± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speeds,
Frame Rate, Shutter Lag
Shutter Type
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb
1/8000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb
Maximum Frames Per Second / Buffer depth
3 fps / 14 large/fine JPEG frames
3 fps / 8 large/fine JPEG frames
5 fps / 28 large/fine JPEG frames
Shutter lag, full AF (sec.)
0.20 - 0.24
0.20
0.245
Shutter lag, prefocus (sec.)
0.095
0.105
0.068
Startup time (sec.)
0.25
0.4
(2.5 including sensor cleaning)
0.15
Flash
Built-in Flash / Guide Number at ISO 100.
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Max flash x-sync speed. (sec.)
1/200
1/200
1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation
± 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
± 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
Slow-sync flash
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain
PC Sync Terminal
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Yes
Playback
System
LCD Size / Pixel Count
1.8 in. LCD / 115,000 pixels
2.5 in. LCD / 230,000 pixels
2.5 in. LCD / 230,000 pixels
Enlarged Playback / Scroll
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment Range
5 steps
7 steps
5 steps
Automatic Rotation for Vertical Shots
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other Features
Computer Connection
USB 2.0 High-Speed, PTP-compliant
USB 2.0 High-Speed, PTP-compliant
USBá2.0 High-Speed, PTP-compliant
Direct Printing (PictBridge-compliant printers)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Menu Languages
15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean,and Japanese.)
15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean,and Japanese.)
12 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)
Camera Default Reset
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Functions (Quantity)
Yes (9)
Yes (11)
Yes (17)
Remote Control
Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-5 / RC-1
Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3, Wireless Remote Controllers RC-5 / RC-1
N3-type remote control
Info LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
No / n/a
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Ultrasonic CCD dust-removal function
No
Yes
No
Eye-start AF
No
No
No
Anti-Shake
(CCD shift)
No
No
No
Body Structure
Body Cover/Chassis
Largely plastic, Aluminum frame
Largely plastic, Stainless Steel frame
Magnesium Alloy / Stainless Steel
Power System
Battery Compatibility
Main: NB-2LH
Backup: CR2016
Main: NB-2LH
Backup: CR2016
Main: BP-511 / BP-512
Backup: CR2025
Rated Shooting Capacity at 20°C/68°F
100% AE: 600
50% Flash: 400
100% AE: 500
50% Flash: 370
100% AE: 1100
50% Flash: 750
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD, mm)
126.5 x 94 x 64
126.5 x 94.2 x 65
144 x 105.5 x 73.5
Weight (body only)
485 g / 17.1 oz.
510 g / 18 oz.
700 g / 24.5 oz.
Operational
Environment
Operating Temperature Range
0 ~ 40°C / 32 ~ 104°F
0 ~ 40°C / 32 ~ 104°F
0 ~ 40°C / 32 ~ 104°F
Operating Humidity Range
< 85%
< 85%
< 85%
Kit Lens
Focal length/aperture
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
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Lens Compatibility
Lens Mount / Compatibility
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses

 

 

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