tjaudet829 wrote in post #9540026
I am the owner of an xt which i have had for about 2 years now. I feel I have outgrown this body and am concidering a new one.The 50d kit offered from canon as there loyalty program looks appealing ($799).
I mainly like to shoot my kids sports..soccer and baseball. As for other things I shoot is just general b-day parties and vacation. My main focus for the dslr was sports so this is my main focus.
Other bodies to consider...T1i...I am worried about the fps and the auto focus....7d looks appealing due to the added video feature but may be priced out on this.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
50D is definitely a large step up to XT. IQ may not improve drastically, but everything else will.
HOWEVER, unless your XT is dead, trading it in + $799 for a refurbished 50D kit is definitely a BAD deal. Canon Loyalty charges tax (yr state sale tax) and shipping($25 in my experience) for the trade in. So after that, you are probably looking at close to $900. What is a functional XT worth? I think at least $200. So you are bascially getting refurbished 50D kit for $1100. Search around, I think you can easily get brand new 50D kit for about the same money. That is from a reputation online retailer. If you are willing to do ebay+bing, you can do much better.
People usually over look. This Canon Loyaty thing is only a good option if you have a broken camera to trade in.