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Jun 17, 2010 17:57 |  #1
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Is it worth to "upgrade" from the XTi to the 30D body? I just don't like the small camera feel to it, I want something bigger to hold. I don't care much for megapixels (8.2 on the 30D vs 10.1 on the XTi).

And besides, they cost about the same.


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Jun 17, 2010 18:05 |  #2

I upgraded from an XT to a 20D and couldn't be happier.




  
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Jun 17, 2010 18:05 as a reply to  @ crn3371's post |  #3
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Haha, "upgraded."

But on one hand, I wouldn't get a 20D because I have terrible vision >.<


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Jun 17, 2010 18:16 as a reply to  @ thesloc's post |  #4

I've got both==backups for backups.

If I had to choose one it would be the 30D for the control layout.


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Jun 17, 2010 18:45 |  #5

I went from an XTi to a 30D, the control layout and bigger body are worth the move


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Jun 18, 2010 02:16 |  #6

Exact same as bdpaco, I went from the XTi to the 30D, and I didn't regret a bit of it, especially on the ergonomics and ISO handling (IMHO better on the 30D).


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Jun 18, 2010 02:33 |  #7

Owned them both, 30D all the way.


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Jun 18, 2010 08:07 as a reply to  @ leroy_sunset's post |  #8

Could you wait or save up a bit more for the 40D. Big jump from the 30D and well worth the extra.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 08:09 |  #9

That was exactly the move I was going to make before my dad sold me his 1DII for $500. Either way, I would not hesitate. The feel of a bigger camera in your hands makes it seem right. At least for me it did. The 2 Megapixels will not be missed.


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Jun 18, 2010 08:09 |  #10

ingraman wrote in post #10384197 (external link)
Could you wait or save up a bit more for the 40D. Big jump from the 30D and well worth the extra.

It isn't that large of a jump, but is worth trying to get a 40D still.

Slightly larger screen, C1-C3 modes, every so slightly better ISO, 20% more resolution, AF a tiny bit snappier, and Liveview... Is this worth the $200 premium over the 30D? Probably...


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Jun 18, 2010 08:31 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #11

I upgraded from the gripped Rebel XTi to the 40D, and so far I have been very pleased with the 40D - especially for the better low light handling. I'll also agree with others who say the control layout on the 30D/40D is better. As a bonus, you get the 6 fps shooting if/when you need it.


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Jun 18, 2010 08:47 |  #12

I went from XT to a 30D and couldn't be happier. It's alot more "hand friendly" for me and the control layout is better.


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Jun 18, 2010 11:20 |  #13

The 30D is a wonderful camera and an even more wonderful bargain right now. It's worth the upgrade simply from an ergonomics standpoint - forgetting the performance improvement that are there as well.

The 30D to me was the first really "complete" XXD camera.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 11:25 |  #14

If it were an even trade I would certainly do it. The differences in an XXd body over the rebel line in ergonomics and controls is worth it. But if its not an even trade I wouldnt spend much do it as both are getting long in the tooth and for cash out of pocket you should be getting newer.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 17:43 |  #15

thesloc wrote in post #10381107 (external link)
Is it worth to "upgrade" from the XTi to the 30D body? I just don't like the small camera feel to it, I want something bigger to hold. I don't care much for megapixels (8.2 on the 30D vs 10.1 on the XTi).

And besides, they cost about the same.

Like everyone points out...the control layout is better for futzing with settings. The faster frame rate is nice. The spot metering is way nicer.

But if you are really happy with the shots the XTi puts out...but you just can't stand the small light feeling (sometimes I like it for quick handling) just grip it.
The balance change compared to without is pretty big especially if you shoot long heavy glass.

Then you can spend your money on expensive heavy glass instead. There you will definitly see a difference.


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