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Jul 20, 2009 13:53 |  #1

On limited budget and don't want to cross $600 territory. So in this budget I can either get XSI or 30D.Specifically I am considering Adrama XSI refurb kit for $549 or new 30D for $600.

I tried both ( and sold both here :D ) and much prefer 30D handling but wondering how "lagging" 30D is against XSI in terms of image quality, high iso/low light performance etc.




  
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Jul 20, 2009 14:22 |  #2
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Hmm, all I can is. When I first started out I bought the Xti. I was so happy, I had my first DSLR. Later I upgraded to a 40D, and wished that I would have bought a 30D at the time instead of the Xti.


I never played with either camera's so I can't tell you what's up with the ISO etc, but I'm sure if you google it -- you can find some great reviews =)

-m3rp. sorry for not helping lol.




  
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Jul 20, 2009 15:04 |  #3

If I had to do it all over again, I probably would've purchased the 30D instead of the XSi. The second wheel convenience is very nice. The only thing I find useful on the XSi that the 30D doesn't have is live view. I didn't think I would use it all that much, but I find it more useful to get those wierd angled shots without having to crawl on the floor.


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Jul 20, 2009 15:12 |  #4

My first DSLR was a 30D. Was rightfully talked into it by the fine membership here at POTN. Every camera you'll get beyond the 30D will be similar in size and weight.

Keep your eyes on the buy/sell section here. I'd be surprised if you had to wait more than a week or two to find a clean copy of a 30D you could purchase for $450 or LESS.

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Jul 20, 2009 15:35 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #5

I think I enjoy the XSi (450D) megapixels more than any of the features a used 30D has but if you like the older larger, heavier model look around for a low shutter count.




  
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Jul 20, 2009 15:38 |  #6

I haven't messed with an XSi. I did take some pictures with a friends XS last week. And sorry, I am sure it is a fine product, but it felt like a plastic toy.

I don't know about the technology angle. I am sure there are threads out there that address it.



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Jul 20, 2009 16:32 |  #7

I have shot with higher end cameras like the 50D and such, and my XS still doesn't feel like a toy afterwards. Despite popular opinion, I don't think the build quality on the nifty fifty is bad at all.

Personally, I would rather shoot with a 30D than an XSi, but they would both produce pictures with similar quality.


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Jul 21, 2009 21:14 |  #8

Thanks everyone for your feedback. This has indeed been helpful. I finally got a refurbished 40D...now eagarly awaiting delivery




  
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Jul 22, 2009 01:13 |  #9

Excellent choice.


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Jul 22, 2009 16:22 |  #10

Good choice.



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