Canon has let the latest Rebel out of the bag here in the U.S. Dubbed simply the Rebel XS, this latest member to the Canon DSLR Rebel family will feature several improvements over the Rebel XTi and Canon added they are hoping to bring the MSRP in at $200 less than that of the Rebel XSi.
Among the feature set, we are told, will be 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor; 2.5-inch LCD and a 7-point auto-focus system. This model will also feature LiveView, and an IS lens as part of the kit (F3.5-5.6, 18 – 55 mm ) and a body that will be 2.5 ounces lighter. Additional goodies include the ability to capture an unlimited number of JPEGs at 3 frames/second, or up to six RAW photos at 1.5 fps; dust reduction system; support for all Canon EF and EF-S lenses with a 1.6X focal length conversion ratio and a DIGIC III image processor.
Canon tells us this model will essentially replace the Rebel XTi and the company explained the XS will now stand as Canon’s “entry-level DSLR” in this market. The camera retails for $199.99
Along with the news of this new Rebel XS Canon also announced a new external flash: the 430EX II. Described as a “midrange flash” the 430EX II offers an improved mount (metal with a new locking system), better manual controls, and the ability to have its operations controlled by a DIGIC III equipped Canon camera.