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.
Outstanding Image Quality: 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC III Image Processor.
Auto Lighting Optimizer for highlight/shadow control, and Picture Style settings for in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness control.
High-speed, wide-area 7-point AF with center cross-type sensors.
Excellent performance with 3.0 fps continuous shooting and burst rate up to 514 Large JPEGs (until memory card is full).
Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System.
Canon's lightest and most compact EOS Digital SLR to date.*
Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards.
Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.
Canon's Latest Technology for Outstanding Images.
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 situations.
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.
Control Images Right in the Camera.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
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.
Standard (default setting)
Vivid, sharp images; usable in a wide variety of conditions; optimal for direct printing without post-processing.
Warmer skin tones, with slight increases in contrast and sharpening.
Extremely bright, saturated and sharpened images, with emphasis on blue and green color saturation.
Low sharpening, contrast and saturation: the ideal starting point for image-editing in the computer.
Accurate reproduction of the subject's colors based on colorimetric data; assumes 5500K light source.
Black & White images; adjustable contrast, sharpening, as well as color toning and effects of traditional color filters.
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.
Speedy, Precise Operation.
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.
Shoot the Image Live in the Camera.
The EOS Rebel XS has a bright 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170º. 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 sunlight.
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.
The target area for Live Mode AF is at the center by default, but it can be moved around most of the picture area with the cross keys on the back of the camera.
For Capturing Cleaner Images.
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 the sensor.
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.
Compact Power In Your Hands.
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.
*As of July 2008
Flexible Storage with 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.
Shooting and Sharing Made Easy.
EF & EF-S Lenses
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.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS Rebel XS. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100), and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can’t get right up to the subject. The 430EX II is also great for bounce flash, with its tilting and swiveling flash head. It automatically zooms the flash head to cover lenses ranging from 16mm up to 105mm or longer with the EOS Rebel XS. Of course, it works with the camera to provide full E-TTL II automatic flash exposure. And the 430EX II has a powerful AF-assist beam, which allows the camera to autofocus even in total darkness on subjects as far as 32 ft. from the camera.
Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 17.0)
The EOS Rebel XS comes bundled with an updated Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer. These include Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX for Windows® (Version 6.1), ImageBrowser for Macintosh® OS X (Version 6.1), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.3), the totally new Picture Style Editor (Version 1.0), Canon's EOS Utility (Version 2.2), RAW Image Task (Version 2.8), PhotoStitch, and PTP TWAIN Driver. Each application is designed to perfect the captured images and streamline the digital workflow. ZoomBrowser EX v.6.1 and Digital Photo Professional v.3.3 for Windows are compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system.
Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.3) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it’s CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.
EOS Utility (Version 2.3) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they’re connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon’s ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it’s used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.
ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.1) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.1) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.
RAW Image Task (Version 2.8) for Windows/Macintosh
This software is an integrated component of ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) or ImageBrowser (Mac). It allows processing of RAW images from EOS cameras, including the new EOS Rebel XS, with a variety of adjustment possibilities. These options, as well as the overall color, contrast and “look” of RAW Image Task, closely mimic the characteristics of Canon’s in-camera JPEG processing.
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image Sensor Size:
22.2mm x 14.8mm
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Colour Filter System:
RGB primary colour filter
Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust Deletion Feature:
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
JPEG, RAW (12-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG
(1) Large/Fine : Approx. 3.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 9.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Auto White Balance:
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
Colour Temperature Compensation:
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.81x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment:
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Fixed, Precision Matte
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
7 AF points
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection:
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display:
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at centre, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
· Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
· Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at centre)
· Centre-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
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, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index):
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Use-set: By AE lock button
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
E-TTL II autoflash
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
17mm lens angle of view
Flash Exposure Compensation:
Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Zooming to Match Focal Length:
Provided, with Speedlites
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation:
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings:
Built-in flash and Speedlite 430EX II/ 580EX II can be set on camera's menu
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 514 (until memory card becomes full); RAW: Approx. 5; RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, card write speed, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, file size, etc.
LINE VIEW FUNCTIONS
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Simulated exposure displayed in real-time
TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
7 levels provided
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x, enable in 15 steps), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images or shooting date)
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
IMAGE PROTECTION AND ERASE
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time
JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature:
DPOF: DIGITAL PRINT ORDER FORMAT
Version 1.1 compatible
DIRECT IMAGE TRANSFER
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
My Menu Registration:
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal:
Battery Pack LP-E5
AC power can be supplied via optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E5, AA-size batteries can be used)
Number of Shots:
Number of shots (approx.)
50% Flash Use
Live View Shooting
Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Built-in secondary battery
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Approx. 4.96 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Approx. 15.9 oz./ 450g (body only)
Working Temperature Range:
Working Humidity Range:
85% or less
Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.
The camera's specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.