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Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm film SLR w/ EF 28-80mm lens (serial 3405675)

Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm film SLR w/ EF 28-80mm lens (serial 3405675)

Regular price $155.00 CAD
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The Canon EOS Rebel XS (called the EOS Kiss in Japan) is a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use autofocus 35mm film SLR camera from 1993.

Like the other Canon EOS 35mm film SLRs, the Rebel XS is a good choice for anyone who already owns a Canon digital SLR as it works with the same lenses (provided that they're the full-frame type).

Here's how this camera was described in the Canon Museum:

"The eye-level viewfinder uses a roof mirror, making this camera the world’s smallest and lightest 35mm AF SLR when it was launched.

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."

This camera requires two CR123 lithium batteries (available as an option).

Condition notes
The camera and lens are in good cosmetic condition (see photos). All functions are working correctly. We verified that both the camera's shutter and auto-exposure are working with good accuracy.

Canon Museum entry



  • Type: 35mm focal-plane shutter multi-mode AF SLR camera
  • Picture Size: 24×36 mm, panorama (13x36mm) enabled (Japanese version only)
  • Normal Lens: EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, others
  • Lens Mount: EF mount
  • AF System: TTL phase detection. AF modes: One-Shot AF/AI Servo AF (automatic switchover). Multi-BASIS for the AF sensor. (automatic selection of 3 focusing points). Center focusing point selectable manually with AE lock button. AF operating range at ISO 100: EV 1.5 – 18.
  • Shutter: Vertical-travel, focal-plane electronic shutter. 30 sec. – 1/2000 sec., B. X-sync at 1/90 sec. (hot shoe). Built-in electronic self-timer (with beeper).
  • Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level roof mirror. 0.7x magnification and 90% coverage.
  • Viewfinder: Information Center AF mark, wide AF frame, partial metering circle. 7-segment LCD displays numeric values, textual display, in-focus indicator, exposure display, shutter speed, aperture setting, red-eye reduction lamp, flash ready, panorama frame (set with external lever), and other indications.
  • Metering & Exposure Control: Composite SPC for TTL full-aperture metering (6-zone evaluative, 9.5% partial at center, and center-weighted averaging) with shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Intelligent program AE, depth-of-field AE, four program AE modes, and metered manual. Exposure compensation range of ±2 EV (in 1/2-stop increments). Metering range at ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2 – 20. Film speed range: ISO 6 to 6400. Maximum 9 multiple exposures.
  • External LCD: Shutter speed, aperture setting, film speed, multiple exposure count, red-eye reduction, self-timer display, film status, exposure display, battery check, and other indications.
  • Built-in Flash: Located on pentaprism hump. Auto pop-up head. TTL autoflash control (fires automatically in backlight and low-light conditions). Off-the-film metering with a 4-zone flash metering sensor covering three flash metering points. Red-eye reduction lamp (AF-assist beam emitter) provided. Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in m).
  • Power Source: Two 3 V CR123A lithium batteries
  • Film Loading & Advance: Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. First, the entire roll is wound on the take-up spool. Then each time a picture is taken, the film advances back into the cartridge. Film transport with the built-in motor. Film advance speed: 3 fps and single advance.
  • Film Rewind: After the last frame is exposed, the film is rewound automatically.
  • Dimensions & Weight: 145 x 92 x 62 mm, 370g
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