Canon EOS 400D review (Digital Rebel XTi)

Review Date : Fri, 1 Dec 2006

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Canon EOS 400D

The 10-megapixel Canon EOS 400D is also known as the Digital Rebel XTi in some markets. Our Canon EOS 400D review tests this camera

Pros: Compact, build quality, dust reduction, improved AF, good Raw file quality.
Cons: Chroma noise especially in JPEGs, position of DoF preview button, limited purchase of right-hand grip.

In its heyday the 8-megapixel Canon EOS 350D was one of the most-searched-for cameras on the internet. However, with the launch of direct competitors from Sony and Nikon sporting higher piuxel counts, Canon was obliged to respond. And so the 10-megapixel Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi in the US) was born.

Now, in a game of 'Top Trumps', the 400D, Sony Alpha 100 and Nikon D80 would all draw if you picked pixels, but the Canon would probably win the popularity contest.

The EOS 400D is much more than just a more-populated sensor however, with a whole host of new features to make this diminutive camera stand out from the crowd. And those features aren't just for the ordinary, everyday user, but may well appeal to the enthusiast and camera geek too.


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Design 18/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 89%