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Old 02-16-05, 07:44 PM
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New Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Hot off the presses: http://www.pma-show.com/review/canon..._rebel_xt.html


Basically a dumbed-down 20D. Lower FPS and buffer, lower ISO. (3200 vs. 1600) But you can now select focus and exposure modes, it has flash exposure compensation, stops in 1/3 or 1/2 increments. 2nd-curtain sync and mirror lock-up included. This looks like the new camera to beat for the entry-level DSLR market.
Old 02-16-05, 07:48 PM
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Pretty cool.

I've pretty much stopped looking at the new Canon bodies, so I don't get the itch to upgrade my 10D. It has and still serves me very well.
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how much?
Old 02-16-05, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea
how much?

I'm going to guess.....





"if you have to ask....it's too much"
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I still like my 10D. The only thing I wish better is the higher ISO useable pictures.
Old 02-16-05, 11:18 PM
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If its got the DRebel moniker, Im guessing $999 with a regular DRebel price drop.

Any other pics? The shooting mode dial is different...I havnt been to DPREVIEWS in a while.
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Lots of pics if you follow the link in my original post. DPreview doesn't have it up, yet.
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Damn I couldn't use my battery grip from my rebel if I got one of these. Ohwell, I suppose I'm going to upgrade to the 20d if I'm going to upgrade at all.
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I wish the black body was available when I bought my Rebel. Ah well.
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No surprises here, it's pretty much what was to be expected imo. The size reduction is a nice surprise (after all, if you're gonna shell out for big L lenses, you'll probably be using a 20D or higher camera.) Although i wonder why an 8.0 MP sensor rather than just use the 20D's 8.2 sensor; that seems a bit odd to me.
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It's because the Canon 20D sensor is probably higher quality. Canon simply cut a few corners--probably literally, because of the slight reduction in resolution.

Btw, anyone see the Canon 20Da, for astrophotographers? Pretty slick. Only available in Japan, with a MSRP of $2400. The Hot Mirror has been reduced or removed, special order, takes 3 months to get one.
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Originally Posted by Ergyu
Ohwell, I suppose I'm going to upgrade to the 20d if I'm going to upgrade at all.
Same here. By the way I love my DRebel! Best 800 bucks I ever spent!
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I'm hoping for the price to come down on a 1Ds Mark II.
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Is there a measurement for how quickly a digicam takes the photo after the button is depressed?
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Is there a measurement for how quickly a digicam takes the photo after the button is depressed?
I am sure there is somewhere, but on the DRebel it is as soon as you press the button.
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I wouldn't say the DRebel or my 10D would capture the scene the moment I press the shutter button. There will still be a lag, but much better than a consumer level camera.
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Originally Posted by zuffy
I wouldn't say the DRebel or my 10D would capture the scene the moment I press the shutter button. There will still be a lag, but much better than a consumer level camera.
Never noticed a lag with mine. And that is coming from the fact that I went from a 35mm SLR to a digital slr. Maybe you can explain what you notice.

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I was at my sister-in-laws wedding and my father-in-law runs a photography studio. He was snapping pics with some mega-bucks digital that had instant response from the button, which compared to my cheap little Fuji was awesome. It also had incredible manual zoom from a big ol' interchangable lens.

I don't need anything that fancy and I certainly don't need super-high megapixels (4 is more than enough for what I use it for) but I do want very high, fast optical zoom, decent FPS capabilities, the ability to adjust to very fast shutter speed, and instant response from the button. And I want it as cheap as possible. I mostly use the camera for sports photographs that I post on the web.

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Justin,
I shoot bike races and have never had an issue with the 10D. It's plenty fast.

Go for a used Canon 1D. That's what a lot of pros still use if they haven't upgraded to the 1D MKII.

If this is for hobby and not profit, the newer Rebel may suit your needs just fine though.
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I think a 10D, even used, is out of my price range judging from what the new ones cost.
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The term is shutter lag...the Digital SLR's are built like regular SLR's with a sensor behind the shutter instead of film.
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A used 10D would probably be just above $1000. You're left with the entry level D-SLRs after that.

Sports and cheap photography equipment usually don't mix.
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Go for a used Canon D30 or D60. D30 is, I believe, 3.something megapixels. D60 is 6 megapixels. Image quality isn't as good as the current batch, but they are every bit as fast as the 10D and 20D. Autofocus is a bit slower on the D30 and neither is as sensitive as the 10D, 300D, etc.
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Originally Posted by Big Worms
Never noticed a lag with mine. And that is coming from the fact that I went from a 35mm SLR to a digital slr. Maybe you can explain what you notice.
What I was trying to say is that a Canon 1DMKII will provide a more instantly capture than my 10D. At the same time, my 10D will have less of a lag than a consumer level camera.
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That's shutter lag. An SLR has to not only open and close a physical shutter but also flip the reflex mirror up and out of the way. THe nicer your camera, the faster this happens. The Rebels are noticibly slower about it than, for example, my dad's Elan 7 or a 20D. Which, likewise, are both slower than a professional 1D or the like.

That's different than a consumer digital camera. They use the sensor for a live preview .Before taking the picture they have to clear the sensor of its charge, get it ready to take a picture, autofocus, meter, etc. All of which is much slower than on an SLR camera.

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