For high resolution and dynamic range in a compact digital camera, look no further than the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT 350D 8.0 MP Digital SLR Camera. The Canon Rebel XT has an all-plastic body in a small, compressed frame. As SLR digital cameras go, this one is extremely lightweight, making it ideal for carrying around on your travels without having to worry about cumbersome equipment. Canon’s EOS Rebel XT is designed with only a few controls on the top of the body, such as the power switch, shutter release, single control dial, and mode dial, with the controls for adjusting settings grouped together on the back of the camera. An easy-to-use menu access button and playback controls are to the left of the status and main LCDs. Quick adjustments are made to the ISO, metering mode, white balance, and autofocus via the pad of four-way directional buttons. The shutter speed and aperture are changed using the control dial, and extra functions are achieved when pressing buttons on the back of the camera with the control dial, such as exposure compensation and locking or selecting focus points. Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this Digital Rebel shooter has various flash exposure controls and autofocus choices, including modes such as Al Focus, Al Servo, and One Shot. The metering mode is flexible, including center-weighted, partial, and evaluative selections. The camera’s custom settings can be changed to streamline the processes to suit your needs. Both high-quality and raw JPEG files can be recorded simultaneously, and the camera offers the opportunity for the automatic seven-point AiAf to be overridden. The handy USB port makes it easy for you to upload the files straight to your PC. Included in the kit is Canon’s Digital Photo Professional 1.6 program to enable you to process the raw files. Also to be found in the kit is the NB-2LH lithium-ion battery pack. Combined with the efficient Digic II processor, it enables more than 1,100 frames to be taken with moderate flash. When the power becomes low, a convenient low-battery indicator appears. The image quality is exceptionally high with the 8MP CMOS sensor producing incredibly detailed and colorful images. The EF-S 18-55 mm lens offers 3x optimal zoom range, and you can rest assured that your pictures will retain the quality you expect whether you are shooting in bright conditions or low light. The lens is ideal for a beginner using a DSLR camera and extremely reasonable as lenses go. The XT’s lens is also compatible with the original Digital Rebel. It should be noted that the XT’s smaller image sensor size alters the focal length of the lens, so this needs to be accounted for when changing lenses between different Digital Rebel models. This compact DSLR camera from Canon offers every feature required by an experienced photographer to produce professional pictures while also being easy for a novice to use. It has a practically instantaneous start-up time, enabling point-and-shoot versatility, and a viewfinder that offers 95 percent coverage. The LCD screen is 1.8 inches in size and provides a sharp and bright display.