Canon Head-to-head: the 350D/Rebel XT vs. the 400D/Rebel XTi – Part 2

We put these two cameras through their paces with noise tests shot at the same time, same lens, same tripod and same subject.
Comparison using our standard daylight test location

100ISO
350D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D
Canon 400D/Rebel XTi comparision

The 400D image is markedly softer but no real higher noise. I think the softness is some camera shake from wind hitting the tripod and camera, but you can just the noise.

200ISO
350D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D is slightly softer. Noise is close.

400ISO
350D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D
Canon 400D/Rebel XTi comparision

400D is still slightly softer. Noise is higher on the 400D.

800ISO
350D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D
Canon 400D/Rebel XTi comparision

Noise is very comparable.

1600ISO

350D
Canon 350D/Rebel XT comparision

400D
Canon 400D/Rebel XTi comparision

Noise is higher on the 400D.

Test continues in Part 3 with the uncluttered subject daylight test

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