The Canon Digital Rebel line accomplished a number of things. It broke the
$1000 DSLR price barrier, with room to spare, and as a result brought DSLR photography
into the mainstream. What followed is history, with other makers bringing forth
their "bargain" DSLR offerings, with the Rebel setting the bar.
As is their wont, Canon followed up on the Rebel with other generations of this
successful product, each one a modification that incorporated technology gotten
from more current cameras and lessons learned from past Rebel products. The
latest of these is the Canon Rebel XTi, a 10+ megapixel DSLR with a dust reduction
system and simplified operating system.