Canon has announced the new EOS Rebel XS digital SLR camera for the US market. With the introduction of this camera, Canon will now have two entry level DSLR camera models introduced in 2008, the Rebel XSi and the Rebel XS models.
This camera is targeted at photographers considering high-end point and shoots who might want to jump to the quality and expandability of a DSLR.
The Rebel XS incorporates an APS-C size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) CMOS sensor with 10.1 million pixel images and Canon’s DIGIC III image processor. It also has Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which features both hardware and software-based dust removal technology. Additionally, weighing less than 1 lb./450 grams, this camera is the lightest body in the EOS digital series camera lineup.
The Canon Rebel XS will be available in black or silver colored body variations. Expected to ship in August 2008 the Canon Rebel XS camera is available in a zoom lens kit version,Â which includes the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, a rechargeable battery pack and charger, USB and video cables, a neckstrap, an EOS Solutions Disk CD, and a 1-year Canon U.S.A., Inc. limited warranty.
The new camera’s estimated retail price is $699.99.There is no body-only version of the XS.Canon also announced a new version of the Canon Speedlite 430EX. The 430 EXII. They claim a 20% reduction in recycle time. The retail price of the 430 EXII is $329.99.
For more information visit Canon’s USA Web Site.