EOS Rebel XS
The Smallest and the Lightest
Camera No. C-24
Dates: Introduced in September 1993
Type: 35mm SLR
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Flash: Hot Shoe and pop-up
Battery: Two CR17345 (Duracell 123) lithium cells
Notes: I have had trouble finding information for this camera. The Canon Museum says this camera was released in September of 1993. It was the Rebel XS in North America, the EOS 500 in Europe and the EOS Kiss in Japan. Unlike the Rebel X which was released only in North America in November of 1993, it has a pop up flash.
The viewfinder uses a roof mirror rather than a pentaprism making it the smallest and lightest 35mm AF SLR available at the time of its launch.
According to the Canon Museum, ” The built-in flash is controlled with TTL autoflash metering. Other features include One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, four Programmed Image Control modes, and metered manual. The world’s smallest AF SLR body is thus packed with features. With the prewind system, the entire roll is first wound onto the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the exposed frame rewinds into the cartridge. With its easy operation and friendly name of “Kiss,” the camera became a major hit among young mothers and family snapshooters. It maintained top market share for an extended period”
Serial No.: 4400159
Condition: Overall excellent. My copy has no rubber eye cup although it will accept the one used by the Rebel XT and XTi. This is a standard which most of the EOS cameras will accept. The hot shoe has a small amount of damage at the rear.
Accessories: Came with EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II kit lens
Acquisition: 29 Dec 2015 from Craig’s List