I have a rebel XS, and while it is perfectly capable of taking some fine images, I am running into a few roadblocks after using it since December. I shoot a wide variety of stuff: Action sports, some strobist stuff, wildlife when I feel like taking a walk, and portraits when people ask me or pay me, lol. So my needs (wants?) are pretty wide.
First, the problems I'm running into with the XS:
-1.5 FPS in RAW, running into the buffer after 3 or 4 shots...I mean come on here. That's doltishly slow for sports or birds.
-No spot metering...not THAT big of a deal, and I've managed just fine without it, but the option would be nice
-AF...the XS' focus is fine in daylight, but unless it's broad sun I've noticed I've been running into some issues with it hunting, even with USM L lenses like my 70-200,
-the XS is small...this is both a blessing and a curse. I've got big hands but it's nice to be able to throw it in a bag and not have it dominate
-High ISO performance just isn't there, not really usable above 400, in my opinion
Now, I'd like to keep the XS as a backup/second body if necessary. Am I being reasonable to say I'd be paying anywhere from 600-750 for a used 40D? And would I just basically be paying that much for some more FPS and neato features that aren't really necessary? has anyone else here (i'm sure they have) made this move/switch?
Here are a few photos I've taken, to give you an idea of what I'm doing. Maybe you can decide that I don't need a 40D at all and should just spend time practicing, ha!
some other random stuff that I'm into: