Canon EOS 400D Review
(also called the Canon Digital Rebel XTi)

Date: December 4th 2006
Author: Michael Roscoe

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M
Total Pixels Approx. 10.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 9-point AF
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (at 23�C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual Focus Selected on lens
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at centre (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 23�C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO(100-400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb.
Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
WB Bracketing +/-3 stops in full stop increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.
Viewfinder Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification 0.8x �
Eyepoint 21mm
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, CF card information
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Eyepiece Shutter On strap
Monitor 2.5" TFT, approx. 230,000 pixel
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of seven levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC Terminal Yes/ No
X-sync 1/200sec
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range Coverage upto 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres) 13
External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support
Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive Modes Single/Continuous
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 3fps. (speed maintained for up to 27 images (JPEG)�, 10 images (RAW) �
Image Size (LF) 3888x2592, (LN) 3888x2592, (MF) 2816x1880, (MN) 2816x1880, (SF) 1936x1288, (SN) 1936x1288, (RAW) 3888x2592
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)
Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters 6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings
Canon Printers Canon Selphy Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Custom Functions 11 Custom Functions with 29 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination N/A
Water / Dust Resistance No
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase Single image, All
Self Timer Approx. 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting 1 Menu: 4
(2) Shooting 2 Menu: 7
(3) Playback menu: 7
(4) Setup 1 menu: 7
(5) Setup 2 menu: 7
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Tradional Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)�
PC Windows 98 (including SE)/2000/Me/XP
Macintosh OS X v10.2 to v10.4
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture for Windows 2000 / XP and Mac, except Intel Mac with OS 10.4.4-10.4.6)
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (Windows 2000 / XP and Mac)
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-2LH (NB-2LH battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 360 (at 23�C, AE 50%, FE 50%) �
Approx. 280 (at 0�C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 / ACK-700
Case Semi-Hard Case EH18-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E3
Remote Controller / Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 / ACK-700, Battery charger CB-2LWE / CB-2LTE, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2, Battery NB-2LH
Body Materials Stainless Steel/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 – 40 �C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 510g
� With 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt
� Large/Fine resolution
� Depending on memory card speed / capacity
� Compatible with all CF memory card capacities, including CF cards of 2GB and more
� Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
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Page 7

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