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Rebel XT Vs. Rebel XTi Vs. Rebel XSi

 
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Jan 28, 2008 11:53 |  #1

I'm currently owning a Rebel xt and i was wonder if it would be worth upgrading to the xti since the xsi was just announced. Would it be a wise decision to wait a little longer for the xsi's price to drop and then trade it of with a little to boot?


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Jan 28, 2008 11:55 |  #2

Completely open ended question that depends on a many variables that we can't answer. What you probably need is a technical comparison of the camera specs which you can already find on this forum between the XSi and practically every other body.


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Jan 28, 2008 12:00 |  #3

I just read through all of the posts on the XSi stickies and it was fascinating, but all I ended up with was a headache. That and glares from my boss.

I have the XT and am upgrading to the XSi. The only thing I am worried about is the possibility of more noise at higher ISO with the 12mp, and no one will be able to answer that question conclusively until it is released and there are more than two pics out there to crop and study.

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Jan 28, 2008 13:27 |  #4

Here's the big question: why do you want to upgrade? What isn't the XT doing for you that you hope to get out of an XTi or XSi?

If you're upgrading just to get the latest and greatest, then of course you should upgrade to the XSi. Picture-wise, the majority opinion seems to be that the XT gives very slightly better results than the XTi (not enough difference to really matter). I would personally expect that due to the tinier pixels the XSi will give also slightly worse results than the XTi.




  
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Jan 28, 2008 13:28 |  #5

The XT is the same camera today as it was when you bought it.



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Jan 28, 2008 13:50 |  #6

An XT to XSi is a bit larger jump than the XTi to XSi and may be worth it if you’re interested in any of the features. DigicIII does offer a slight improvement in focus accuracy and speed, couple that with the 9 point autofocus and that alone makes a difference. Toss in live view, slightly larger viewfinder, larger LCD, 14 bit color, an extra ½ fps, in camera high ISO noise control, and a few other features and you got a pretty decent upgrade.


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Jan 28, 2008 17:21 |  #7

well, I have always wanted a bigger screen on my xt and i was really impressed with the software options on the xti, but if they by any chance doesn't offer better picture quality (noise wise) then i really don't see why i would upgrade at all. Would you recommend me to buy the XTi?


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Jan 28, 2008 17:24 |  #8

Personally, if I were to upgrade from an XT body, I wouldn't go any lower than a prosumer camera (10D).


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Jan 28, 2008 17:31 as a reply to  @ Vinni's post |  #9

It's a little hard to compare to something that no one here has used.

The track record of recent new product introductions leaves a little to be desired. :~(


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Jan 29, 2008 18:43 |  #10

the focusing diffrence form xt to xti is enough on its own to upgrade



  
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Jan 29, 2008 19:31 as a reply to  @ kahren's post |  #11

Why would you want to upgrade from one Rebel to another Rebel? You're going from one entry level DSLR to another entry level DSLR. If you're ready to upgrade, go for one of the metal body DSLRs like the 30D or the 40D. Now that's a real upgrade.

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Jan 29, 2008 19:37 |  #12

Samanax wrote in post #4811403 (external link)
Why would you want to upgrade from one Rebel to another Rebel? You're going from one entry level DSLR to another entry level DSLR. If you're ready to upgrade, go for one of the metal body DSLRs like the 30D or the 40D. Now that's a real upgrade.

:) Samanax

The 450D offers better AF, spot metering, and auto ISO are pretty nice features for only a couple hundred bucks for the upgrade. A $300 upgrade can be much easier to swallow than a $800 upgrade for a lot of people.


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Jan 29, 2008 19:40 |  #13

jonnythan wrote in post #4811442 (external link)
The 450D offers better AF, spot metering, and auto ISO are pretty nice features for only a couple hundred bucks for the upgrade. A $300 upgrade can be much easier to swallow than a $800 upgrade for a lot of people.

You can find 30Ds for $700 used now usually.




  
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Jan 29, 2008 20:51 |  #14

get a 30d or a 20d even... not another rebel.


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Jan 29, 2008 20:54 |  #15

A used 30D would seem better to me, but that is what I would do.


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