EOS Digital Rebel
Introduced 2003

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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 editing.

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.