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Oct 03, 2007 10:42 |  #1

Hello all

I have a 20D, it has 6000 clicks on it. Now, there is someone who want to exchange his 400D + battery grip + 2 battery's for my 20D... Should i do it or not?
400D has 2000 clicks...

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Oct 03, 2007 11:51 |  #2

If the 400D(XTi) will do what you need it to do then sure. I have seen 20D bodies selling for under $600, and you could buy an new XTi for the same price. It is a toss up. What are you shooting? Is the better build of the 20D better for you, does the size of the camera bother/matter to you? Is 10mp going to make a difference over 8mp to you? I could go on, there are pros and cons to either way. It all just depends on what you need to get out of the camera.
Hope I gave you some things to think about. I was in a toss up to buy a new 40D or the XTi, I opted to get 2 XTi's + Grips + Glass. I looked at the 40D and said I have an XT now, I am comfortable using that, I am not going to need/use all the 40D has. So I feel that I got more for the money. Your camera is just a tool, it all comes down to using it to the best of its ability.

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Oct 04, 2007 15:04 as a reply to  @ mikegrasso's post |  #3

I am surprised there are no other comments on this. I am just curious to hear what others think of this situation.


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Oct 04, 2007 15:18 |  #4

Sounds like an alright deal if you wanna go for it, but I love the size and build of my 30D which is very close to the 20D. The 400D feels tiny in my hands. Plus I love the quick select wheel on the 20D and 30D which the 400D doesn't have. The 400D is probably a bit quicker starting up. I haven't looked at the burst rate though, but that might not even be of any importance to you.


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Oct 04, 2007 17:51 |  #5

I wouldn't. I recently sold my XT and upgraded to the 20D. Couldn't be happier. Better build, better controls, faster frame rate, better feel. What is it that is tempting you to trade? The XTi isn't going to take better pictures.




  
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Oct 04, 2007 18:06 |  #6

Keep the 20D.


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Oct 04, 2007 19:25 |  #7

Of course not.


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Oct 04, 2007 20:28 as a reply to  @ DocFrankenstein's post |  #8

Personally, I would keep the 20D.

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Oct 04, 2007 20:44 |  #9

Really depends on what you shoot. If you do a lot of sports I would stick with the 20D. If you like a larger feel and better ergonomics in genral I would stick with the 20D. If you want sensor cleaning, 10mp, etc. the 400D would be a good choice. Really depends on your needs, both are good cameras.


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Oct 04, 2007 20:54 |  #10

I would not downgrade from my 20D.


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Oct 05, 2007 03:20 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #11

Don't do it. 20D is a much better camera than 400D.


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Oct 05, 2007 03:32 |  #12

I wouldn't.. I like having the wheel in the back of the camera.. makes things much more easier to control.. and I don't like the size of the XTi.. but thats personal preference.. maybe it might feel right for you.. I don't know..


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