Color Reproduction

* For all of our color tests, we reset the 350D to its factory default settings. It was then set to record using the highest JPEG image quality option. All images were shot with Aperture-priority mode, Parameter 2, and sRGB.

We took a picture of our color chart using each of the following WB settings: Auto, Incandescent, and Manual. Click on a thumbnail below to view the full-size image.


 Auto WB  Incandescent WB  Manual WB
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Reference Chart ("actual colors")

 Auto WB  Incandescent WB  Manual WB

With Auto WB under tungsten lighting, we weren't too surprised to see a fairly strong yellowish cast. Almost every camera that we have tested seems to produce this yellowish cast with the possible exception of Kodak. When we used the Incandescent WB setting, the colors are much more accurate. However, we are a little disappointed to see that a faint yellowish cast remains. With Manual WB, the 350D produced some extremely accurate colors.


 Auto WB  Daylight WB  Manual WB
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Reference Chart ("actual colors")

 Auto WB  Daylight WB  Manual WB

There were no major differences between any of the WB settings in direct sunlight. All three settings yielded very accurate colors and bright exposures.

Built-in Flash

For the flash test, we compared the differences between Auto mode and P (Program AE). The pictures were taken from 5 feet away.

(Parameter 1)
P (Program AE)
(Parameter 2)
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In both Auto and Program modes, we were very impressed with the color reproduction capabilities of the 350D. Although both modes produced very accurate colors, notice how Auto mode produces images with higher contrast than Program AE mode. Since Auto mode does not provide the option to select a parameter through the Record menu, the camera uses Parameter 1 automatically, which boosts contrast and sharpness.

Resolving Fine Lines Noise


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  • roibm - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    Aren't you guys ashamed of your javascript skills?
    The "on mouse over" behavior for ISO?00 works only in IE. Great... get your paycheck from m$ or what?
  • stephencaston - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    Thanks for all the kind comments! The D70 is certainly a great contender, but it can't beat the price of the Rebel XT. Reply
  • ksherman - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    you know, everytime you do a camera review, I end up using at least one of the pictures on my computer... your stop sign from the first guide to taking photos if my picture on my xanga site, and now the nihgt time picture of the building in long exposure has just replaced my desktop!

    seriosly, you take some really neat pictures! Keep up the good work!
  • DVad3r - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    I just bought a Rebel XT a few days ago, but can't use it cause I'm waiting for my CF card lol. Anyways nice review, I am glad I got the camera, can't wait to take some pictures!!! Reply
  • NFS4 - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    You'll have to pry my D70 away from my cold dead hands. Reply
  • apriest - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

    I'm a Nikon D70 fan myself (I own one). I'll admit, Canon has made a great camera for the price here. If you already own Canon glass, it's a great entry level pro-sumer digital camera, or a great backup camera. If you don't already have an investment of lenses however, I think the Nikon D50, D70, or D70S is a better bargain. The D70 is a difficult camera to beat without spending a LOT of dough. Very good review of the 350D though, thanks. Reply
  • salimpepo - Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - link

    this review is nice but was repeated ? Reply

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