Ralph III wrote in post #16200383Again, I respectfully disagree and you should consider your statements. Let’s clarify. You went from the Rebel XT (which shoots at 3.0 frames/sec, btw) to the Canon 50d which shoots at 6.3 frames per second. You doubled (plus some) your burst rate speed yet you state such “…didn’t make a huge difference…” and that your upgraded burst speed was only a “…slightly faster burst rate…”!You must have forgotten the burst rate speed of your Rebel XT because you then immediately turn around and say if the OP doubles his (similar) burst rate speed that it will then be “significant”. --------------- It’s to late for me to reply directly to the OP at the moment, but let me put things in perspective. In regards to Canon digital burst speeds it can be said they built quite a number of slow camera’s, some medium speed camera’s and a few fast camera’s. The Canon 40d is one of the fastest DSLR camera’s Canon has ever built, since 1995. In fact, no other APS-C camera is faster with the exception of the 7d. In addition, they only have a handful (6) of professional full frame Canon DSLR’s that are faster (1d series). The difference in burst speed the OP will experience from his 4.0 frames/sec to the 40d’s 6.5 frames/sec will be significant to him. Yes it does however come down to what is most important to him and as he considers the price range of everything. But I think it is a dis-service to him to suggest the upgrade from 4.0 frames/sec to 6.5 frames/sec will only be a slight difference.God Bless,Ralph
I've been following (and keepimng quiet) on this debate about fps. To me it seems simple; if I am doubling the rate going to a 7D (my 450D has 4fps) how can that be anything other than significant. Especially as I shoot motorsport, where cars are traveling at 150-200km/h, and you sometimes want to get them within a 10m spot (ie, where there is a nice background, important part of a corner etc), that doubled fps would make a big difference to my chance of getting multiple shots within this 10 or 20m area, would it not.
I would like to add one more thing. I AM NOT LOOKING TO UPGRADE JUST TO HAVE MORE FPS!!!!! I am looking for an all round better camera, better focusing, better image quality/colour etc. FPS is a good reason to upgrade, but far from being the only reason.
Please continue with your suggestions, I have been doing more research, and with the help from you guys have definitely ruled out the 40D, and am pretty much tossing up between a 60D and a 7D. I've heard rumours that a 7DII is due for release early next year, but then canon said the same thing 12 months ago, so I'm not going to wait for that.
Anyway, please continue........