The EOS Digital Rebel incorporates a Canon-developed 6.3-megapixel
large-area (22.7 x 15.1 mm effective size in a 3:2 aspect ratio)
high-resolution CMOS sensor and Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor,
which realizes exceeding image-processing speed and precision to fully
utilize the performance potential of the sensor. This advanced
technology works in concert to realize outstanding image quality and
definition, and more natural color reproduction to satisfy the
requirements of a broad user base.
The Digital Rebel offers advanced shooting features, including a
high-speed 7-point wide area autofocus (AF) with focusing points
superimposed in the viewfinder, making accurate framing simple;
Continuous Shooting at approximately 2.5 frames per second for a burst
of up to four shots; and the ability to record JPEG images in one of six
formats or as a 12-bit RAW file. Moreover, when a RAW image is captured
the camera simultaneously records and stores a JPEG image (Medium/Fine)
within the RAW data, enabling users to view or transmit the compressed
JPEG image quickly while also retaining maximum image quality for future
Employing high-density mounting technology and a new chassis and
outer-casing configuration with fewer parts, the Digital Rebel realizes
the smallest and lightest body in the EOS DIGITAL series, measuring just
142 (w) x 99 (h) x 72.4 mm (d) and weighing only 560g. In addition to
compact proportions, the camera's design contributes to outstanding
usability, concentrating such operating controls as the mode dial and
electronic dial on the right-hand side for one-handed operation of most
shooting functions. Moreover, for the first time in the series, the EOS
Digital Rebel incorporates a cross-configured control-button layout that
works with a simple "tab" style menu layout to enable easy control of
shooting, playback and camera settings without having to scroll.
This camera helped me accept the idea
digital photography. With a
true SLR configuration and interchangeable lenses, it was ideal for
still life as well as action photography.
It is a very versatile camera that I enjoyed using very much.
The camera was dropped hard at a 2014 air show and hasn't worked
correctly since. Since Canon
no longer supports the original Digital Rebel, its service life has
sadly come to an end.