Canon 350D

Canon EOS 350D front
  • 8MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 540g - 127 x 94 x 64mm
  • Announced April 2005
  • Other Name is EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N
  • Superseded the Canon 300D
  • Replacement is Canon 400D
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon 350D overview

Canon 350D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first released on April of 2005. The camera houses a 8MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3456 x 2304. It is also known as "EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N" in other countries.

Canon launched this camera as a way to improve the older Canon 300D (Read Full Comparison) and then released the fresher Canon 400D (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this camera.

The 350D ranks at #77 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all-around #723 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon 350D family

The Canon 350D comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can take a look at all older and the latest models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-750d front thumbnailCanon 750D
350D vs 750D
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
350D vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
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Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
350D vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
350D vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
350D vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
350D vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
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Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
350D vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
350D vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D
350D vs 300D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

Canon 350D Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of pros and cons of the Canon 350D based on criterias that are often viewed as important in a camera.

decent sensor size (APS-C)
flash built-in
great min ISO (100)
manual focus
saves RAW formats
sensor has phase detect AF
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
doesn't have liveview
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (8MP)
no external mic support
no HDMI out
no headphone support
no moving screen
no Time Lapse recording
no video shooting
pixelated screen (115 k dots)
screen is small (1.8 inches)
slow frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
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Canon 350D Sensor info

The specification of the sensor on the Canon 350D is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3456 x 2304 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 8MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW format is supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

The picture below shows the 350D's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The 350D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 350D dimensions

Canon 350D is 1.19 lb (540 grams or 19.05 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 127mm x 94mm x 64mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.5"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams and the Canon 350D is on par compared to various competitors.

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Listed below is a visual of the Canon 350D besides a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS 350D dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the 350D.

Canon EOS 350D topview buttons dials

Canon 350D Lens info

The 350D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses that you can buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the 350D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-8-16mm-F4.5-5.6-DC-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM8-16mmf/4.5-5.6 555g
Sigma-17-70mm-F2.8-4-DC-Macro-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM17-70mmf/2.8-4.0 520g
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Sigma-15mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Diagonal-Fisheye-Canon-EF lensSigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye15mmf/2.8 370g
Sigma-70-200-F2.8-DG-OS-HSM-S-Canon-EF lensSigma 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S70-200mmf/2.8 0g
Canon-EF-70-200mm-f2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM70-200mmf/2.8 1570g
Canon-EF-28-200mm-f3.5-5.6-USM lensCanon EF 28-200mm f3.5-5.6 USM28-200mmf/3.5-5.6 500g
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Sigma-70mm-F2.8-DG-Macro-Art-Canon-EF lensSigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art70mmf/2.8515g
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Canon 350D Connectivity

The 350D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Canon 350D Video info

Canon 350D doesn't capture video. If you are wanting a camera to take only pictures, this is not a concern.

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Canon 350D Weather Sealing

Canon 350D doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions may affect the camera.

Canon 350D Display and Viewfinder

The Canon 350D is equipped with a 1.8" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 115k dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon 350D are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.5x

Viewfinders are pretty useful in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

Canon 350D Shutter info

Canon 350D continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Canon 350D Flash and Hot shoe info

Canon 350D includes both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/200s.

Canon 350D Autofocusing info

Canon 350D includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

It supports 7 focus points to choose from. Canon 350D features manual focusing in case it is required in low light conditions or you want to have more precise focusing control.

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Canon 350D Battery life

The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the highest possible (1900) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Below is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
350D vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Canon 350D for varying styles of photography

The following graph shows a overview of the Canon 350D for varying styles of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Canon 350D Portrait photography highlights

The Canon 350D gets a score of 51 which is average, meaning that it is reasonably acceptable for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
does not have liveview
sensor resolution low (8 megapixels)

Canon 350D Street photography highlights

Coming in at a modest rating of 57, the Canon 350D is somewhat appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

Photography Glossary
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization

Canon 350D Sports photography features

A low sports photography rating of 39 means the Canon 350D is not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
doesn't have liveview
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (8MP)

Canon 350D Travel photography factors

Weight is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon 350D gets a reasonable 47 as a travelling camera which is relatively appropriate to take with you on your travels.

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flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
low megapixels (8 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly

Canon 350D Landscape photography highlights

For those who are looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon 350D and it's reasonable score of 47 for a landscape camera is somewhat suited within the current market.

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you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
small screen (1.8 inch)
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (8 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse function

Canon 350D Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon 350D is not suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a low score of 9.

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can't shoot video

Canon 350D Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the 350D, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.

The line graph below shows you a summary of the 350D versus it's highest rated rivals suggested earlier.

There are more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Canon EOS 350D
Alternative name
EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N
Entry-Level DSLR
Physical type
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.2 x 14.8mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
8 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
Maximum resolution
3456 x 2304
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens support
Canon EF/EF-S
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
1.8 inches
Display resolution
115k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Slowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External flash
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
1/200 seconds
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Maximum video resolution
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
540 gr (1.19 lb)
Physical dimensions
127 x 94 x 64mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.5")
Self timer
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots
Retail price