Power Made Simple.
For perfect photos, fast and simple, there's nothing better than Canon's new EOS
Rebel XS. With powerful features including a 10.1-megapixel CMOS Sensor, Canon's
DIGIC III processor, fast shooting and more, it's a digital powerhouse. With
simple, easy-to-use controls, a compact design, a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and Live
View Function, it's a beginner's dream come true.
10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC III Image Processor.
Canon's CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images
with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its
class. It offers many of the same new technologies first seen in Canon's
professional EOS-1D Mark III to maximize each pixel's light gathering
efficiency. It's an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there's an effective
1.6x increase in the lens's marked focal length when attached. Canon's DIGIC III
Image Processor dramatically enhances image quality and speeds up all camera
operations for intuitive operation. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel XS's
sensor to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in all lighting
DIGIC III Image Processor
Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of
digital photography, the EOS Rebel XS's DIGIC III Image Processor works hand in
hand with Canon's CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance. The
entire electronic system is totally redesigned, giving the camera its incredible
combination of speed and image quality. Digital noise is significantly reduced
in shadow areas, and color reproduction is superior.
Auto Lighting Optimizer for highlight/shadow control
The EOS Rebel XS's Auto Lighting Optimizer is yet another image-quality tool
that comes to the rescue in tricky lighting conditions. It can actually lighten
dark areas of a scene while ensuring that bright areas maintain tonal detail. In
addition, it can increase contrast in "flat" lighting, such as overcast days.
It's now available in all shooting modes, including P, Tv, Av, and Manual.
Picture Style Settings
With the EOS Rebel XS's Picture Style technology, photographers can change the
look of their digital photographs. Color, saturation, sharpness and contrast
settings create noticeable variation in the saved image. Changing a Picture
Style setting is almost like a 35mm film user switching from one type of color
film to another. In addition to six preset Picture Style settings, Canon offers
additional downloadable "Picture Style Files" that can be installed into your
camera for even more imaging options at your fingertips.
High-speed, wide-area 7-point Autofocus
The EOS Rebel XS features a high-speed, wide area 7-point AF system. It can
focus using One-Shot AF mode, AI Focus AF, AI Servo AF and Manual. The center,
cross-type focus point operates flawlessly in lower-light and lower-contrast
settings. In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XS can focus manually, with 5x or
10x magnification for focusing clarity.
Excellent performance with 3.0 fps continuous shooting
The EOS Rebel XS operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing
short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy autofocus and minimal
shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XS is one of the fastest cameras available today. It
can shoot up to 3.0 fps (frames per second), in bursts of up to 514 JPEGs or 5
RAW files, so you'll never, ever miss a shot.
Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function.
The EOS Rebel XS has a bright 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a
viewing angle of 170. It's perfect for Live View composition or viewing camera
settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. And the
maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel XS's LCD monitor is about 30 greater than
its predecessor, which is a big benefit when you're using the camera in bright
Live View Function
Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the 2.5-inch
LCD monitor. It's easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise
manual focus. And now, there are two ways to use Autofocus along with Live View
Function in the EOS Rebel XS. You can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for
keeping lines in your subject straight in your pictures. In the studio, Live
View Function can be used remotely via a computer through the EOS Rebel XS's USB
connection, and the included EOS Utility software.
In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XS has two AF modes: Quick mode, which uses
the camera's standard 7-point AF system, and Live mode, which is a
contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the
imaging sensor, and can be overridden by pressing the AF mode selection button.
A familiar feature in PowerShot cameras, Live mode AF uses similar technologies
to achieve focus, while Quick mode is more appropriate for capturing action or
for shooting in low light.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System.
Photographers who must change lenses in dusty environments will find the
advanced Canon EOS Integrated Cleaning System a tremendous time saver. Dust that
settles on the sensor surface is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self
Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is
powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar
positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. Dust particles can also
be automatically removed via software. By shooting a plain white subject, the
photographer can acquire dust position data that is transmitted along with the
image (whether JPEG or RAW). Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) version 3.3
or later software can be used to manually or automatically erase the dust spots.
It's not one feature, it's a built-in system to minimize the effect of dust in
high-resolution digital images.
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
A key element of minimizing dust is preventing it from clinging to the front
surface of the imaging sensor. To combat against this, the EOS Rebel XS features
a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low-pass filter at the front of
the sensor shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing
dust from the sensor assembly. The EOS Rebel XS also has a coating on the front
surface of the low-pass filter, to increase its resistance to dust sticking to
Dust Delete Data Detection
Dust that may still remain on the front of the sensor can also be erased with
software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3 or later
software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu
setting. This Dust Delete Data image is analyzed in-camera, and the location and
size of any remaining dust is added to any subsequent pictures taken. This data
is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either
manually or automatically erased in Canon's DPP version 3.3 and later software.
This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for
printing or archiving.
Canon's lightest and most compact EOS Digital SLR to date.
Measuring 4.96" x 3.8" x 2.4" and weighing in at under 16 oz., the EOS Rebel XS
is indeed the smallest digital Rebel ever produced. Its lightweight and compact
design does not, however, leave out controls and displays one would expect from
an EOS Digital camera. The EOS Rebel XS has the full array of buttons and
controls found on the Rebel XSi, plus a 2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel LCD monitor,
which is perfect for composing in Live View mode, or reviewing photos already
recorded onto the camera's SD/SDHC memory card.
Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards.
Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities, SD and SDHC
memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS Rebel XS's compact and
lightweight body design.
Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System
The EOS Rebel XS is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup,
ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ
advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver
unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special
optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite
elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses. And Canon's
Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the
effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize
the quality and liberating performance of the EOS Rebel XS.
The EOS Rebel XS features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any
of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output
whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total
darkness. With E-TTL II, the exact same 35-zone metering sensor used for
measuring ambient light is also used for flash metering - giving even finer
metering command of the image area. If you prefer a broader area for flash
metering, there's a menu setting to change to "Average" flash metering- where
the entire 35-zone area is measured evenly for flash exposure.