Yno wrote in post #14870064
Lear jet - entry level; Gulfstream V - mid level; Dreamliner 787 - top of the line. Everyone has to start somewhere.
This might have scared off people who actually were just buying their first camera and wanted a, shall I say it, entry level model. But I don't think people really care TOO much about the label. Most people probably buy after exhaustive research (if they are on POTN) or because of its features, and not it's name.
I doubt that even. I think people want a DSLR and lenses, they go to a store, and the store employee sells them a camera. I doubt a majority do any kind of exhaustive research if they are buying a rebel (due again to marketing and what is sold in stores), and I doubt also that a majority ever get out of green box, P, or the canned modes. They would look at price, megapixel count, movie mode or not, and acccessories, and not much more. I have lost track of how many people I have tried to strike up a conversation with over their Rebel or 7D, and they knew nothing about the camera, they were just "sold" it in their words.
I think they really do look for a "Rebel" because that is what is in magazines and television. People on POTN that use rebels are not the norm, nor really representative of the majority that end up buying that line.