The Canon Digital Rebel: Remember the day of the Canon AE1?...the little camera that pretty much revolutionized the industry. It was the first "user friendly SLR" back in the 1970's. The Canon AE-1 was controlled with a built-in Central Processing Unit (CPU)...that was a huge step in technology..
The AE-1 made SLR photography avaialble to beginners and amateurs at a reasonable price. Canon sold over 5 million units worldwide, that success firmly established Canon as a market leader.
Well, Canon has done it again with the Digital Rebel !
The Digital Rebel is a great camera for the money. Anyone making the switch to digital and looking for a consumer level camera should consider one of these little gems.
The Digital Rebel has an 8MP resolution, 7-point High-speed Autofocus, 35-zone Metering, 12 Shooting Modes which include 7 Programmed Image Control modes. The pop up flash has Advanced E-TTL Flash Metering for easy no fuss fill flash. It's compatible with over 50 EF Lenses and EX-series Speedlites and many EOS System accessories.
All of this plus a basic zoom lens for under $1000 wow ! Get one at Adorama for $879