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Canon Rebel 350D (Rebel XT)  8.2 MegaPixel Infrared-Enabled Camera 


XNiteCanon350DB IR+Visible

XNiteCanon350DIRB IR-Only

 (Rebel XT) Black Body Only

Note:  This camera has been discontinued and replaced with the Canon 400D.


The Canon 350D is a semi-professional digital SLR camera.  Because of the nature of the IR enabling modification, we do not recommend this camera to anyone who does not fully understand the implications of the modification.

We can modify this camera to be IR+Visible or IR-Only.  An IR+Visible camera will see both Infrared and Visible light after modification.  An IR-Only camera will only see IR from 715nm through 1200nm.  The IR-Only camera has an internal 715nm IR filter with an antiflection coating.  The 715nm filter performs similarly to the Hoya RM72 and Wratten 89B.

  IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteCanon350D (B) XNiteCanon350DIR (B)
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures No Yes with Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No Yes.  Filter is internal.


We have the 350D available in Silver and Black.  The silver cameras come with an inexpensive 18-55mm zoom lens.  The black cameras come with the all the same features except for the lens.

bulletEOS Digital Rebel Camera Body
bulletWide Carrying Strap
bulletWorldwide Battery Charger
bullet110V Power Cord 
bulletBattery Pack
bulletComputer Interface Cable
bulletVideo Cable for connection to a video monitor (NTSC)
bulletCD-ROM with image processing software


Our modified Canon 350D cameras can take infrared pictures at very high speeds in comparison with a stock camera.  For example, the camera can take an IR picture with a F1.2 lens using a 1000nm cutoff filter in daylight at 1/4000 of a second.  The modified camera is very fast to the point that it can become a problem if you are using too fast of a lens.

A stock camera would need an exposure of many seconds using the same lens + filter combination.

Equivalent Exposures.  Pictures taken under bright, outdoor sun.

Aperture Shutter Speed (Sec) Exposure Comp Filter
F10 1/1000 -1.7 XNiteCC1 (normal photograph)
F10 1/2500 -1.7 No Filter - IR & Visible Light.
F10 1/1000 -1.7 XNite715 - 715nm equiv to 89B or RM72
F10 1/800 -1.7 XNite830 - 830nm equiv to 87C
F10 1/100 -1.7 XNite1000 - 1000nm equiv to 87A or RM100
F2.8 1/1600 -1.7 XNite1000 - 1000nm equiv to 87A or RM100

A stock camera is comparable to using the modified camera with a XNiteCC1 filter.  Under outside sunlight where there is as much IR light as visible light, you will use an Exposure Correction factor of about -1.7.   Notice that while you can take a standard picture at 1/1000 sec / F10 with an IR blocking filter, you can increase shutter speed to 1/2500 sec / F10 with no filter when the camera sees both IR and visible light.  Using a low-cut IR filter like a XNite715 gives you the same 1/1000 sec shutter speed as you have with the visible light / IR blocking photograph.  This is because the modified camera can see as much in the infrared range as it can in the visible range.  If you attempted to take a photograph with a stock camera using a low-cut IR filter like the XNite715, your exposure time would have been measured in seconds - not a fraction of a second.

Further, notice that using a high cut filter like a XNite1000 allows you a 1/100 sec shutter speed at F10 or 1/1600 sec shutter speed at F2.8.  Try that with a stock camera!  

This greatly enhanced near infrared sensitivity makes this camera the choice for professional photographers, astronomical studies, aerial vegetation analysis, geological and mineral exploration and surveillance applications.

Drawbacks on IR+Visible

Using  digital SLR camera means that you look through the lens.  This is great when you can physically see through the lens, but with a true infrared filter on the camera, you will not be able to see anything!  After taking the picture, you can review the shot on the LCD display on the back of the camera. However, the camera image sensor (the CCD) is hidden behind the camera's shutter until you take a picture.  Therefore, you cannot preview an infrared picture prior to taking the shot.

Unlike consumer cameras like the other Sony digital infrared enabled cameras which we sell, the Canon 300D  and Canon 350D meters light through a separate light sensor.  The typical consumer cameras use the camera's CCD to set exposure.  Since the Canon camera has a separate metering circuit, the camera does not correctly automatically set exposure.  The user must manually set the Exposure Compensation (EC) function.  The amount of correction will vary depending on the ambient infrared light.  We may find a fix for this in the future.

This modified camera sees infrared and visible light simultaneously.  For normal photography, you will need to use an IR blocking filter like our XNiteCC1.  You will need an XNiteCC1 filter for each lens size you plan to use for normal photography.

Modification will void your warranty.


IR+Visible enabled digital SLR camera is only good for somebody who really needs a serious infrared capable digital camera and wants to take visible pictures as well  If you will only be using the camera for infrared, we recommend the IR-Only version because you will be able to see through the lens, autofocus and shoot in automatic modes as long as you dial in the exposure compensation needed beforehand. 

If you are a casual user, you are much better suited getting a camera like the Sony DSC-F828 which doesn't have the exposure compensation issue and only uses one filter size.

If you don't understand the explanation above, do not buy this camera.

We can modify your Canon 300D or Canon 350D for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA).

Canon 350D Specifications




Digital AF/AE SLR

Recording Medium

CF card Type I and II

Image Format

0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF Lenses including EF-S Lenses (Focal length conversion factor: Equivalent to approx. 1.6x indicated focal length compared to 35mm format)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate color CMOS sensor


Approx. 8.0 Megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 8.2 Megapixels

Aspect Ratio

2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)

Color Filter System

RGB primary color filter

Low-pass Filter

Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Recording System

Recording Format

Design rule for Camera File System 2.0

Image Format

JPEG, RAW (12bit)
Simultaneous Recording: Possible

File Size

JPEG: (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304), (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304), (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (4) Medium/Normal Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152), (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152); RAW: Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304)


Automatic setting

File Numbering

(1) Continuous numbering, (2) Auto reset

Image-processing Parameters

Standard parameters plus up to three custom processing parameter sets and monochrome can be set


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

White Balance


Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Manual (Custom: read off photo quality gray card or white subject)



Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)


Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (against JPEG Large)


0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)



Dioptric Adjustment Correction

-3.0 - +1.0 diopters

Focusing Screen



Quick-return half mirror (Transmittance: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)

Viewfinder Information

AF points, AE lock, FE lock, AEB in progress, Flash ready, Improper FE lock warning, High-speed Sync, Flash exposure compensation, Red-Eye reduction, Shutter speed, Bulb, FE lock, Processing data, Built-in flash recycling, Aperture, Exposure level display (Exposure compensation, Manual exposure level, AEB level, Flash exposure compensation, Red-Eye Reduction lamp on time display), Max burst during continuous shooting, AF/MF focus confirmation, CF card full, CF card error, no CF card

Depth-of-Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Eyepiece Shutter

None (provided on strap)



TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF Points


AF Working Range

EV 0.5 - 18 (at ISO 100)

Focusing Modes

One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF)

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, manual selection

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel

AF-assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 13.1 ft./4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC. (1) Evaluative metering, (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 68? F/20? C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)

Exposure Control Systems

Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-of Field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, and Manual

ISO Speed Range

Equivalent to ISO 100-1600

Exposure Compensation

Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments (1) Manual exposure compensation (2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)

AE Lock

Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: Enabled with AE lock button (No AE lock in Basic Zone modes)



Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled

Shutter Speeds

1/4000 to 30 sec. in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments, bulb, X-Sync at 1/200 sec.

Shutter Release

Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Noise Reduction for Long Exposure

Set with C. Fn-02


10-sec. delay

Remote Control

Remote control with RS-60E3 Terminal or Wireless remote controllers RC-1/RC-5

Built-in Flash


Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

Guide Number

13 (at ISO 100 in meters)

Recycling Time

Approx. 3 sec.

Flash-ready Indicator

Flash-ready indicator lights on in viewfinder

Flash Coverage

Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)

External Speedlite

EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites

E-TTL II autoflash

Drive System

Drive Modes

(1) Single, (2) Continuous, (3) Self-timer/Remote Control

Continuous Shooting Speed

Approx. 3.0 fps (with Battery Pack NB-2LH, at Tv=1/250 sec. for all recording qualities)

Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting

14 shots (Large/Fine)

LCD Monitor


TFT color LCD monitor

Screen Monitor size

1.8 inches


Approx. 115,000 pixels (Displayed pixels)


Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)

Brightness Control

5 levels (settable with menu's "LCD brightness")


Image Display Format

(1) Single image, (2) 9-image Index, (3) Magnified Zoom, (4) Auto Play, (5) Auto Play right after shooting

Highlight Alert

In the single image with information display mode, the highlighted portions containing no image information with blink

Image Protection and Erase


A single image can be protected or unprotected


A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if they are unprotected


Menu Categories

(1) Shooting 1 [6 items], (2) Shooting 2 [7 items], (3) Playback [5 items], (4) Setup 1 [7 items], (5) Setup 2 [7 items]

LCD Monitor Language

Any of the following 15 languages can be selected: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Japanese

Firmware Update

Enabled by the user

Power Source


Battery Pack NB-2LH (x1)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm


17.1 oz./485g

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature Range

32-104? F/0-40? C

Operating Humidity Range

85% or less




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Last modified: June 18, 2015