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, 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.

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  1. Wow Scott – you just blew all the complainers out of the water by reviewing a Canon product even though you switched to Nikon. Guess the conspiracy theorists will have to find a new tack to take.

  2. Wow Scott – you just blew all the complainers out of the water by reviewing a Canon product even though you switched to Nikon. Guess the conspiracy theorists will have to find a new tack to take.

  3. Hooray! But my 40D > XS but unfortunately 40D

  4. Hooray! But my 40D > XS but unfortunately 40D

  5. Is the XTi really that outdated that they need an XS to accompany the XSi?

  6. Is the XTi really that outdated that they need an XS to accompany the XSi?

  7. @Tony This isn’t a review it’s news. I am sure though that Scott or someone else on the show would review it if Canon will give them one to review.

    @Donders No the XTi isn’t that outdated. It just blurs the product line a little more. It used to be you had the 1D line the XXD line and the rebel line. Now they have thrown in the 5D and the XS or is it the XSi that is out of step in the Rebel line.

  8. @Tony This isn’t a review it’s news. I am sure though that Scott or someone else on the show would review it if Canon will give them one to review.

    @Donders No the XTi isn’t that outdated. It just blurs the product line a little more. It used to be you had the 1D line the XXD line and the rebel line. Now they have thrown in the 5D and the XS or is it the XSi that is out of step in the Rebel line.

  9. The XS is to replace the XT.

  10. The XS is to replace the XT.

  11. yep, what Kent said… kinda nice to actually upgrade the lower model, instead of just using the older model as the entry point. It’s not a bad sounding little camera for sure.

  12. yep, what Kent said… kinda nice to actually upgrade the lower model, instead of just using the older model as the entry point. It’s not a bad sounding little camera for sure.

  13. Nice glass on this baby! That…. ESF 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer… lens is just what a landscape shooter needs for low light dusk and dawn hand held shots. If you hate messing with tripods like me a wide angle IS lens is the way to go. Now you got me thinking of downgrading…

  14. Nice glass on this baby! That…. ESF 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer… lens is just what a landscape shooter needs for low light dusk and dawn hand held shots. If you hate messing with tripods like me a wide angle IS lens is the way to go. Now you got me thinking of downgrading…

  15. And, just to keep everyone thoroughly confused, the “XS” is also known as the “EOS 1000D” in other markets… :roll:
    Why do they do this crazy stuff with the product names?

  16. And, just to keep everyone thoroughly confused, the “XS” is also known as the “EOS 1000D” in other markets… :roll:
    Why do they do this crazy stuff with the product names?

  17. It seems that Canon is leaving the advanced amateurs and professionals behind. Let’s hope they get their act together so I can go back to being my usual Canon fangirl self! ;-)

  18. It seems that Canon is leaving the advanced amateurs and professionals behind. Let’s hope they get their act together so I can go back to being my usual Canon fangirl self! ;-)

  19. So, how does this compare to the XSi – which is the better and why? I think they really ought to stop this proliferation of models, it’s ridiculous.

  20. So, how does this compare to the XSi – which is the better and why? I think they really ought to stop this proliferation of models, it’s ridiculous.

  21. Is this what the rest of us (i.e. non-US) would call the recently announced 1000D?

  22. Is this what the rest of us (i.e. non-US) would call the recently announced 1000D?

  23. Donders said: “Is the XTi really that outdated that they need an XS to accompany the XSi?”

    The Digital Rebel XS is what is called the 1000D outside the US and Japan, where is known as the Kiss F. But the international name makes sense of where it fits into Canon’s product range:

    xD – professional (1D, 1Ds, 5D)
    xxD – prosumer (40D)
    xxxD – consumer (450D aka Digital Rebel XSi or Kiss X2)
    xxxxD – entry-level (1000D aka Digital Rebel XS or Kiss F)

    Are the 30D and 400D still in production though, or just still being sold until the supply chain clears?

    Michael.

  24. Donders said: “Is the XTi really that outdated that they need an XS to accompany the XSi?”

    The Digital Rebel XS is what is called the 1000D outside the US and Japan, where is known as the Kiss F. But the international name makes sense of where it fits into Canon’s product range:

    xD – professional (1D, 1Ds, 5D)
    xxD – prosumer (40D)
    xxxD – consumer (450D aka Digital Rebel XSi or Kiss X2)
    xxxxD – entry-level (1000D aka Digital Rebel XS or Kiss F)

    Are the 30D and 400D still in production though, or just still being sold until the supply chain clears?

    Michael.

  25. Has anyone tried the XSi yet? I’d like to see anyone’s comments on it!

  26. Has anyone tried the XSi yet? I’d like to see anyone’s comments on it!

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