As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3 and the Rebel T3i) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4200 and the FinePix SL300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XT compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs professional size (142×99×72 mm)) and is thinner (2.5" vs 3.1").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 920k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.53x) and takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 12.2 MP).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the T3 and Rebel XT

  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $399.77

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the T3i and Rebel XT

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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1 year older
$499 (body only)
$349 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel (vs the Rebel XT)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6.3 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (142×99×72 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the Rebel and Rebel XT

  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.5"
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $399.77

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the Rebel XT)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XS and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 2.5"

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
11 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Rebel XT

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $399.77

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D
1 year newer
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 30D (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher true resolution: 8.2 MP vs 8 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 230k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 30D (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger: Professional size (144×106×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly heavier: 784 g vs 540 g

common strengths of the 30D and Rebel XT

  • Inexpensive: $265.79 vs $399.77

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XT compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is significantly smaller (prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs professional size (146×108×74 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($399.77 vs $1,799.99), is thinner (2.5" vs 2.9") and is slightly lighter (540 g vs 822 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.59x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 10.1 MP), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.8 fps vs 6.5 fps).

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
2 years newer
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has live view
  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 2.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly heavier: 822 g vs 540 g

common strengths of the 40D and Rebel XT

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.5"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XT compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), much better viewfinder coverage (95% vs 0.97%), is thinner (2.5" vs 3.9"), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs digital).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (february 2005 vs january 2012) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S4200 and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.5"
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 540 g

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SL300 and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.5"
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 540 g

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Large (128×93×129 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)

common strengths of the S9100 and Rebel XT

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-H50 and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×81×86 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 2.5"
  • Light weight: 547 g vs 540 g

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 540 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and Rebel XT

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 2.5"
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 540 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XT compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.49x vs 0.70x) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
7 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and Rebel XT

  • Inexpensive: $449.96 vs $399.77

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
9 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and Rebel XT

  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $399.77
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Rebel XT compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs compact (100×58×31 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 14.6 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
7 years newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and Rebel XT

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Inexpensive: $392.49 vs $399.77

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
4 years newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S90 and Rebel XT

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
3 years newer
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the Rebel XT)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the G10 and Rebel XT

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentamirror