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40d versus Rebel XS

 
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Aug 26, 2008 05:30 |  #16

form wrote in post #6178464 (external link)
Dials are blah to me. Size is also blah to me, larger is even a negative because it makes me stand out more as a "pro" to the security in casinos, and weighs more around my neck. if my camera was silver...that would be great! Less chance of being harassed.

I love the dial on my 40D,but you are right on the weight,40d does weigh more,I just know that I prefer the bigger size because I'm use to the 300D.The XT felt too small in my hands.
Mark has the right idea,go to a camera store and try out both of them with your lenses and see which one fits you best.The XS should proove to be an exellant camera with more than enough features that the ordinary snap shooter needs.

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Aug 26, 2008 07:12 |  #17

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40d got secondary lcd to tell u everything so you dont have to look at the rear screen.

Good point missed by many when comparing... :-)


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May 22, 2013 12:17 |  #18

I know this thread is very old. I have an XSi and I love the vertality of it, but I have not handled the 40D. I'm wondering for the images result-wise, would it make a difference. I am thinking of maybe getting a 40D to step up a bit, but in comparison, they may just be the same. Or I can just save up a bit for 60D, but I don't need the video.

The only reason I want to upgrade is to gain addition focus points. Does 40D have more than 1 focus points? I know my XSI is either 1 focus points or all focus points are lit up.


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May 22, 2013 12:31 |  #19

Get the 50D. There isn't too much of a price difference if you look around.


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May 22, 2013 12:32 |  #20

The 40D has 9 focusing points. You can have the camera automatically select focusing point, in which case it can be multiple points, or you can manually select the focusing point that you want to use. The selection can be made using the joystick, the quick control dial (back of camera), or the main dial (top of camera).

The 40D is a much sturdier camera then the XSi and has a more solid feel. It is also a little bigger. You can get a used 40D for a very reasonable price and I would recommend it.

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May 22, 2013 13:19 |  #21

strykher1025 wrote in post #15956899 (external link)
I know this thread is very old. I have an XSi and I love the vertality of it, but I have not handled the 40D. I'm wondering for the images result-wise, would it make a difference. I am thinking of maybe getting a 40D to step up a bit, but in comparison, they may just be the same. Or I can just save up a bit for 60D, but I don't need the video.

The only reason I want to upgrade is to gain addition focus points. Does 40D have more than 1 focus points? I know my XSI is either 1 focus points or all focus points are lit up.

i have the XSi too. And i push that little thing to the max.

i am really ready to upgrade too, but in all my looking around i don't feel that anything less than a 5DII on the used market, or a new 60D would give me much more than i have now, except a lighter wallet.

when all focus points are lit, the camera chooses the points that would focus on the nearest part of your subject.

i don't think you would have the option to select multiple points with the 5DII or any of the XXD cameras.


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May 22, 2013 16:20 |  #22

strykher1025 wrote in post #15956899 (external link)
I know this thread is very old. I have an XSi and I love the vertality of it, but I have not handled the 40D. I'm wondering for the images result-wise, would it make a difference. I am thinking of maybe getting a 40D to step up a bit, but in comparison, they may just be the same. Or I can just save up a bit for 60D, but I don't need the video.

The only reason I want to upgrade is to gain addition focus points. Does 40D have more than 1 focus points? I know my XSI is either 1 focus points or all focus points are lit up.

The 40D has 9 hybrid cross-type focus points and the center one is a cross high precision focus point. In one shot focus mode if you have all focus points selected, the camera will choose which ones to use and only those will light up (for example, if the focus is on the right, perhaps the right three focus points will light). If you manually choose you can only choose one of the 9 to use. And if you are in AIServo and choose all of them, they all will light up.

Here is an older article on what a 40D brings to the table over a Rebel of that time period:

http://photo.net/equip​ment/canon/40D/ (external link)

You seem to want better autofocus and the 40D should do exactly that, so may be worth the <$300 it now sells for. I bought mine new when the 30D was still being offered and haven't yet upgraded (but am close to do doing so) -- it is a really good camera. I especially like the 6.5 fps it can shoot at, although it is 10.1 mp and has a Digic III processor. To emphasize this point, run this mini-utube video of a set of camera's sounds in burst mode. The 40D may be a good upgrade for you.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=d4TKj-kJ2QM (external link)




  
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May 22, 2013 16:32 |  #23

40D would be a great upgrade from an XS. for a number of reasons. Personally I did a similar upgrade from an XTi to a 50D and it's world's apart. Biggest advantages are build quality, the top LCD (saves battery over using the rear LCD for adjusting everything the fast burst shooting at 6.3FPS (6.5FPS for the 40D) is nice and the AF compared to an XS is brutally fast


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Jun 25, 2013 15:10 |  #24

OK, I got a great deal for a used 40D off CL and it was only for $250USD-- prestine condtn along with 2 batts, box, 4GB CF card and all other accs included with it. Plus it was only at 8.5k clicks so I grabbed it. The first thing I noticed was the build quality, the "ergonomics" is very good and fits right in my big hand. The speed is very fast, and the features was definitely better than my XSi. The only flaw to it was the LCD screen quality compared to XSi. The sharpness horrible, so I had to bump it all the way up which doesn't matter since I shoot RAW. I haven't really tried the 1 shot shooting yet, as I was mainly on AI servo, but will play around with it some more. Hopefully by this wknd to Venice Beach boardwalk would be perfect. Anyone up for walkaround? ;) Thank guys!


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