….. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel/300D
This was the first sub $1000usd Digital SLR to hit the market and the first Digital SLR (or SLR for that matter) that I ever purchased.
An added bonus was the hacked firmware that would add some of the Canon EOS 10D features to the Canon EOS 300D.
Canon EOS 300D Specifications:
- 6.3mp APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100 – 1600
- 7 Autofocus Points
- 12bit RAW
- DIGIC Processor
- CF Card Slot
- Launched in 2003
- Launch Price: $999usd
The first lens I had mated to this camera was the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, which I thought was fine until I purchased my first L lens, the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, That first L lens purchase was quickly followed by another L zoom, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM.
I used this camera for about a year before moving up to the Canon EOS 30D.