Canon EOS 350D Specifications

Differences are indicated in italics.

Feature Canon EOS 350D Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 300D
Release Date February 2005 August 2004 August 2003
Price ~$890 (body only) ~$1500 (body only) ~$665 (body only)
Pixel Count 8.0 Million 8.2 Million 6.3 Million
Camera Type SLR SLR SLR
Highest Resolution 3456x2304 3504 x 2336 3072x2048
Lower Resolutions 2496x1664, 1728x1152 2544 x 1696, 1728 x 1152 2048x1360, 1536x1024
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.5 x 15.0 mm 22.7 mm x 15.1 mm
Image Processor DIGIC II DIGIC II DIGIC
LCD Screen Size 1.8" 1.8" 1.8"
Lens Thread EF, EF-S EF, EF-S EF, EF-S
Auto Focus Yes Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type TTL, 7 focus points TTL, 9 focus points TTL, 7 Point Focus
Manual Focus Yes Yes Yes
Aperture Range N/A N/A N/A
Shutter Speeds Bulb, 30 - 1/4000th sec. Bulb, 30 - 1/8000th sec. Bulb, 30 - 1/4000th sec.
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Flash Built-in, pop-up Built-in, pop-up Built-in, pop-up
External Flash Yes, hot-shoe Yes, hot-shoe, sync Yes, hot-shoe
Flash Range Guide no: 43 ft (ISO 100) Guide no: 43 ft (ISO 100) Guide no: 43 ft (ISO 100)
Flash Compensation +/- 2 stops in 0.3 or 0.5 increments +/- 2 stops in 0.3 or 0.5 increments None
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3 or 2/3 increments +/- 2 stops in 1/3 or 2/3 increments +/- 2 stops in 1/3 increments
White Balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, manual Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, manual, Kelvin (color temperature) Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, manual, Kelvin (color temperature)
Bracketing Yes, up to 2 stops in 1/3 EV increments; WB Bracket/Shift also available Yes, up to 2 stops in 1/3 EV increments; WB Bracket/Shift also available Yes, up to 2 stops in 1/3 EV increments, WB available as +/- 3 steps
Metering Evaluative (35-zone), Partial, Center-weighted Evaluative (35-zone), Partial, Center-weighted Automatic: Evaluative (35-zone), Partial, Center-weighted
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB
Aperture Priority Yes Yes Yes
Shutter Priority Yes Yes Yes
Manual Exposure Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Drive Yes, 3 fps for 14 frames (JPEG); 3 fps for 5 frames (RAW) Yes, 5 fps for ~20 frames (JPEG), 5 fps for 6 frames (RAW) Yes, 2.5 fps for 4 frames
Self Timer Yes, 10 sec. Yes, 10 sec. Yes, 10 sec.
Storage Method CompactFlash Type I and II, Microdrive CompactFlash Type I and II, Microdrive CompactFlash Type I and II, Microdrive
Storage Included None None None
Compressed Format JPG JPG JPG
Uncompressed Format CR2 or CR2 + Large/Fine JPG CR2 or CR2 + JPEG (Large, Medium, Small and Fine/Normal) CRW (Raw file with embedded JPEG)
Quality Settings Fine, Normal (JPEG) Fine, Normal (JPEG) Fine, Normal (JPEG)
Video clips None None None
Battery Type NB-2LH Lithium-Ion Rechargeable BP-511A Lithium-Ion Rechargeable BP-511 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable
Charger Included Yes, 90 minutes Yes, 90 minutes Yes, 90 minutes
PC Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB 1.1
TV-out Yes Yes Yes
Tripod Mount Yes, metal Yes, metal Yes, metal
Weight (w/out battery or card) 1.07 lb 1.5 lb 1.23 lb
Dimensions 126.5 x 94.2 x 64 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm 142 x 99 x 72.4 mm

Included in the Box
  • Canon EOS 350D body
  • NB-2LH Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • Battery charger
  • Power cord for charger
  • A/V cable
  • USB cable
  • Lens cap
  • Shoulder strap
  • Software (EOS Solution CD, ArcSoft Photostudio CD, Electronic User's Guide)
  • User's Guide (hard copy)

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    • 6000SUX - Sunday, May 8, 2005 - link

      Thanks for a great review. Based on this one, I went to some other sites like dpreview.com, checked out lots of sample pictures etc. against competitors like the D70 and decided to take the plunge. All I can say is, this camera's fantastic. It's easy even for a relative newbie like me to get up to speed and take really great pictures.

      Now I have a great camera with which to take pictures of my first child. Thanks again.
      Reply
    • stephencaston - Thursday, May 5, 2005 - link

      #23, Unfortunately, since the digicam section is still relatively new, we don't have a lot of places to get products right now (lenses). We have been able to do Canon SLR reviews simply because we already have lenses. Don't worry, we are planning on covering the new Nikon DSLRs as soon as we can get them.

      Stephen
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    • sgtroyer - Thursday, May 5, 2005 - link

      I've got to add to the calls for a Nikon DSLR review. It's a pretty glaring omission given the reviews of the Canon 300D, 20D, and 350D, but no Nikon. The D70 is a fantastic camera, far better than the 300D for marginally more money. The D50 will provide even better value. Isn't reviewing only Canon DSLRs sort of like reviewing only Nvidia GPU's or Intel processors? Reply
    • stephencaston - Thursday, May 5, 2005 - link

      Keep in mind that this isn't a "real world" battery test. We literally sat down with the camera and took 3,818 frames in one session. Reply
    • Ender78 - Thursday, May 5, 2005 - link

      The battery life stated here seems to be a little off. I will have to test, but I dont believe my camera has anywhere close to the stated battery life. Reply
    • gplracer - Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - link

      Nice review. I decided on the 20D over the 350 because of the size, feel, and the controls. The wheel in the back of the 20D is so much better than the controls on the 350. I am sure picture quality is close. Reply
    • brownba - Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - link

      even my sd300 has this 'rattle.'
      i too assume it's for determining position.
      that's the coolest thing - when you're in clock mode, if you swiftly move the camera, it will change the color of the clock.
      Reply
    • shuttleboi - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

      From what I've read, the viewfinder on the XT is even smaller than the tiny one I have on my 300D. I also own a Canon film SLR, and the viewfinder in that is freaking huge compared to the one in my 300D. When you have a wide-aperture lens (larger than f2.8), then you will want a large viewfinder to see if you are focusing correctly, otherwise it is very easy to get the focus plane locked with the narrow depth of field. Reply
    • shuttleboi - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

      #13: if the XT is like my 300D, then that rattling sound is the part of the camera that determines if you are holding the camera vertically or horizontally. It is normal.
      Reply
    • STaSh - Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - link

      No idea...I have a 20d. Reply

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