Rebel 2000


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Rebel 2000
Manufacturer Canon
Page By mconnell
Page Type May 3, 2002 / May 3, 2002
Object ID 273
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The EOS Rebel 2000 is Canon's newest entry-level 35mm SLR camera, featuring a variety of enhancements at an attractive price point comparable to that of its predecessor, the EOS Rebel G. Sporting an elegant new exterior design, the sleek EOS Rebel 2000 gives photographers unprecedented creative control, including 7-point autofocus, 35-zone AE metering and a variety of other improvements. With its convenient built-in retractable flash and 11 versatile shooting modes, the EOS Rebel 2000 lets you get great photos of vacations, sporting events, landscapes, portraits and more.

Smaller and lighter than ever before, the EOS Rebel 2000 incorporates a full range of basic features including depth-of-field preview, scale-metered manual exposure and 10 other shooting modes. Advanced features include a choice of evaluative or partial metering patterns, AE lock, Auto Exposure Bracketing, multiple exposure and more. The EOS Rebel 2000 is also fully compatible with all EF lenses and EOS Speedlites, including CanonĀ¹s latest EX-series with E-TTL, FE Lock and High-Speed Sync modes for incredible flexibility in creative flash photography.

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mconnell - May 3, 2002 8:30 am - Voted 4/5

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As an SLR to carry climbing, this is a pretty good camera. It is comparably light and not so expensive that you will dive after it when you drop it off a cliff.

The camera has the normal set of features now found on entry level SLR's like autofocus, autoexposure, bracketing, etc. A nice feature is that it pre-loads the film so it rewinds into the film case as you take photos. This means if the back is accidentally opened, you don't lose the photos you have alread taken.

The autofocus is quite reliable and I rarely have to turn it off to get the camera to focus where I want except in very low light. The autoexposure settings work reasonably for most photos although it tends to over expose high contrast shots (like snow covered peaks with dark forest in the foreground).

There isn't a lot of difference between most of the "shooting modes" so having 11 of them is pretty meaningless except for marketing.

The flash is pretty weak and is OK for fill or somewhat close up photos but is no substitute for a real flash. Also, remember that the camera is plastic. Lens mounts will wear out and the camera will probably break if dropped far.

Luidger - May 6, 2002 3:18 am - Voted 4/5

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I have a Canon EOS 300 (which I think is the name under which the Rebel is marketed in Europe) since 2,5 years. I especially enjoy the fact that it is comparatively light for a SLR, although it is bulky as compared to a compact camera. I use it on rock climbs, glacier trips and I am very content with the results. I have got the Canon 28-80 original lens (sold as a package) which provides the necessary range for mountains fotos.

grandwazoo - Dec 10, 2003 9:37 pm - Voted 5/5

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Great camera for the price, can't beat it. This baby has been around since....what the early 80's.

Mountain_girl - Mar 18, 2008 3:35 pm - Voted 4/5

I love it
I am using the newer version of it, Rebel XTi (European 400D), and I absolutely love it. The pictures are brilliant, regardless if you want to capture landscapes with great depth or catch a fast movement.
It is very easy to use and offers all manual options I need. I would not trade it for any other.

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