Jesus I see a lot of weird and out there posts. Why is anyone talking about the 7D? It's an xD camera; not an xxD.
I recently bought a 50D to take over as main body over my Rebel XS.
Is bigger, which feels better; and less cheap in my hands.
Turns on faster; even from autosleep; so I have no excuse for not being ready for the shot.
Has 6.4FPS as compared to 1.5FPS (In RAW, which is the only way I shoot)
Will auto ISO up to 1600, and will produce a useable image there; with mediocre to decent glass.
Has 5 more mp; which shouldn't really be in this conversation cause it means nothing.
Has a better LCD screen.
Is far more rugged; and better suited for weather sealing.
Has a faster AF, that is more accurate. (9pt Cross Type, XS has a 7pt and has major issues in lowlight AF, though you should manual there anyway)
The GUI is WAY faster and WAY more fluid; I can fully format my 8gb UDMA almost 10+ times faster than my XS will format a SDHC 4gb.
Has a joystick and control wheel; faster adjustments to be made.
Has top LCD for quick glances and changing settings without the back LCD.
I'm sure I could sit here and think of more things that I consider better; however.
The IQ from my XS to 50D is not monumentally different, especially with my low end glass.
If I'm ready to fire on my XS, I can get the same great shots (single shot, not series) as my 50D.
My XS has a better battery life, in aspect of shot to battery.
The 50D costs about twice as much as my XS, and I don't think it's TWICE the camera; however, I bought it because I liked it; and I love it now that I have it, and don't regret it at all. I would never hesitate to grab my XS for shooting on a sunny day (or well light area) though I would definitely prefer my 50D for when it starts getting alil darker.
I do however believe that as I get better GLASS, I'll see a bigger gap between the two cameras; but who knows?
@DCFAN, taking pictures of cars that are racing is cute; unfortunately it doesn't help to make a comparison, they're predictable, where is the car going?! I'll bet left. Where is a humming bird going to fly? A bee? Fly? Deer gonna run?
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