Eight megapixels for the price of six? It’s a good start, and the box contents follow it up with a house packed full of accessories. Battery, charger, cables and a software kit that includes a good RAW file conversion app – it’s all here.
Unfortunately, the 350D is slightly less impressive when you use it in anger. The 8MP sensor doesn’t give any useful advantage – in fact, shots sometimes have a slightly woolly look.
It’s also a bit too small for the average man hand, and it lags behind the competition with exposure metering (there’s no spot mode). OK, so it has faster start-up and continuous shooting than the old 300D but sadly that’s not saying a great deal.
The Canon EOS 350D may be good for the money, but its shortcomings will nag at you like an old fishwife