Old 08-24-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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And only $800. That should make a big splash.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Canon has also recently announced a 70-200mm f/4L lens with Image Stabilizer. (As well as a 50mm lens with a max aperture opening of 1.2.)

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06...-200f4lens.asp
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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So I can't quite tell how that compares to the older 20D and 30D?
It would seem BETTER and MUCH CHEAPER.

What's the deal with the lack of spot metering?
It's not a feature that is digital specific, it should be a feature that you would take for granted - how could it not be there?

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Old 08-25-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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I think you will find it's a 400D / XTi not a 40D

Heres a couple of improvements over the 350D / XT I think are worthy

  • Separate low pass filter with ultra-sonic vibration to remove dust
  • Anti-static coatings on sensor surface, software based dust mapping / removal
  • Nine area Auto Focus sensor (same as EOS 30D)
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I think you will find it's a 400D / XTi not a 40D

Heres a couple of improvements over the 350D / XT I think are worthy

  • Separate low pass filter with ultra-sonic vibration to remove dust
  • Anti-static coatings on sensor surface, software based dust mapping / removal
  • Nine area Auto Focus sensor (same as EOS 30D)
I know it's not a "40D".
What I don't know is how the 20D or 30D compares.
It appears this new camera, the 400D / XTi, leap frogs over the 20D and 30D.
Curious.
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I think this camera may be a little less intimidating to the average consumer. The LCD window appears to have been removed from the top of right side, this helps to narrow down the camera. With the incorporation of some pro model functions, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon is trying to make a "gateway" camera for those who think the 30D is too much camera.

Also, this camera is 10 MP. The 20D is 8 and the Rebel is 6+ MP.
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Looks like Canons answer to Nikons newly announced D80. Its funny to watch them. As soon as one announces something the other with in a few weeks will anounce something very simular. So is the way of the high tec market though...
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Quote:
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I know it's not a "40D".
What I don't know is how the 20D or 30D compares.
It appears this new camera, the 400D / XTi, leap frogs over the 20D and 30D.
Curious.
I would imagine Canon have something up their sleeve for the for 30D replacement, apart from more pixels and a better built body then the 400D one would have to speculate that it would get the anti dust treatment and additional improvements to light metering and focusing systems. Oh and a bigger LCD screen on the back.

I don't know if I like the removal of the control panel LCD display on the 400D, I find it useful to check settings.

Cheers,

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I don't know if I like the removal of the control panel LCD display on the 400D, I find it useful to check settings.

Cheers,

Christine.
Maybe Canon was looking to the agin babyboomers. The contrast is better for older eyes as it appears that the control panel is now in the 2.5" LCD screen where the photo shows up. But I agree with you, it is nice to have that on top, always available.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #11
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Hi Mitch,

There's quite a good review of the 400D here

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06...0drebelxti.asp

Looks like the big difference from the 20D 30D is:

Lighter construction.
Not quite so fast 3fps instead of 5fps.
No spot meter.

The upside, more pixels, these are of course on the same chip size, so signal noise ratio could be an issue, we'll have to wait and see.

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Also, that looks like it could put a drain on battery life using the Color LCD, On my D50 I almost NEVER Use the 2In LCD, and I can get around 1,000-1,500 shots a charge
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Interesting move by Canon. Looks like the 30D is the temporary fill for something truly great (and relatively cheap). Canon has to watch competing with themselves though: XTi crowds the 30D and whatever replaces the 30D will compete with the 5D.

It can only get better for us, the consumers, with the dSLR war that's going on between Nikon and Canon...
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Here's a bit more on the 400D/XTi at The Luminous Land scape
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