updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue July 8, 2008
Canon Rebel XS US Pricing
Canon this morning supplied US launch info for the Rebel XS. Already announced in detail, Canon's first truly entry-level digital SLR will sell primarily as a kit version with the image-stabilized 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 EF-S lens bundled with the camera for a total $700. The duo should be available in August, according to Canon.
The lens will also be available separately at the same time for $200; the faster SpeedLite 430 EX II external flash has also been given a more definite launch and should be priced at $330.
The Rebel XS is considered a bridge between the outmoded Rebel XT and the newer XSi with the same 10.1-megapixel sensor with dust removal as well as a simpler 7-point autofocus system, three frames per second in continuous shooting, and a 3-inch LCD that offers a live preview without resorting to the optical viewfinder.