I hope its been worth the wait. Although Nikon might disagree, it is Canon that is credited with having started the current market for consumer-priced digital SLRs with the launch of the EOS 300D in August 2003.Canon Rebel XTi
Needless to say it was another resounding success, offering consumers an affordable entry into Canons massive system of lenses and accessories. When the 400D was launched it had an RRP of 719.99 in a kit with the 18-55mm f/ lens, or body only for 649.99.Canon rebel xti deals
It was the first DSLR to break the 1,000 barrier, and despite criticism about its build quality and lack of features it was a massive success. It was followed a year and a half later by the EOS 350D, which increased the megapixel count from 6.3 to 8.0, improved performance and build quality and added some of those missing features.
This week its the long-awaited turn of the Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi in the USA). The camera was launched in August last year, and Im somewhat disappointed that its taken this long for Canon to make a review sample available to me, so my apologies to the many readers who have been asking for this review for several months.
Just six months later the kit price is down to 475, while you can get one body only for around 440. Compared to the other 10MP DSLR cameras that are currently available it is slightly more expensive than the Sony Alpha A100 (477 with 18-70mm, 433 body only but a bit cheaper than the Olympus E-400 (499 with 14-42mm and quite a bit cheaper than either the Nikon D80 (699 with 18-70mm, 532 body only) or the new Pentax K10D.