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Sep  71330 forum posts England
30 Nov 2007 - 2:27 PM

I'm looking at replacing my 300D in the near future,but to what?
Cant afford a 40D,so which in your opinions is the best.10D,20D or 30D?
I dont specialise in any style of photography,so i'm looking for a good general purpose camera.

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strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2007 - 2:32 PM

I would discount the 10D, for two reasons
1 age, they are now very 2nd hand and who knows how long sensors will keep on working plus shutter life etc.
2 its not different in terms of image quality etc.

So the 20D or a 30D. Its a price thing. The 30D is everything the 20D is, except with a few extras, spot meter as an example. They use virtualy the same sensor, so no big news there.

One of the last 30D's new is a good buy.

elowes  102832 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Nov 2007 - 3:41 PM

1d is now very old in digital terms and you may be pushed to get a good one s/h.

Why not look at the 400D?

steve_p  91098 forum posts England
30 Nov 2007 - 3:50 PM

You may find the 400d a bit small to hold after the 300D, if you can live with that i would go for it.
I have a 30D which I find excellent.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2007 - 5:01 PM

Or a bit lighter!

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2007 - 6:28 PM

How big is your current investment in Canon and how much are you looking at spending.

Draig37  7248 forum posts Wales
30 Nov 2007 - 11:57 PM

out of the 10, 20 and 30 - my personal pref would be the 30D

Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2007 - 3:37 AM

My wife has just upgraded to the 30d from the 300d!
Sometime ago I went from a 10d to a 30d.


tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 - 5:52 AM

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Sep  71330 forum posts England
1 Dec 2007 - 9:34 AM

Thanks for all the comments.I think i'll go for the 30D,but keep the 20D in mind.
Sorry that i didnt comment back sooner,i had to rush out.Women problems Tongue

Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2007 - 8:50 PM

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Last Modified By Coleslaw at 22 Dec 2007 - 8:51 PM
23 Jan 2008 - 7:13 PM

Hi all

I'm currently using a fuji s9600 and want to upgrade. I'm looking at getting either a 400D or a 40D. With the exception of the 40D's ability to shoot 6.5fps as opposed to the 400D's 3fps are there any other real significant differences between the two, i.e image quality, noise etc given the price difference? I could get the 400D this week but would have to wait a little longer for the 40D, would it be worth the wait? My level is amateur but I am finding my current camera a bit limiting.
Any help in my choosing would be great as I have never owned a canon.

23 Jan 2008 - 8:53 PM

Hi chris, Personally I would wait, I had a lend of a 40D for a motorsport shoot last week and found it sheer class, I would love one, I use a 5D normaly but the 40 really was good, I had a 350D and found it wanting in a few areas, the 400 MIGHT be due an update so hold off if you can prob till end March.


strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 9:40 PM

Ok differences.

Better AF, its an updated more sensitive cross type sensor.
Longer life shutter mech 100,000 photo's as opposed to 30,000
Second wheel for adjustments
Bigger frame buffer
revised sensor with improved High ISO perf
Metal chassis
Custom modes
better grip (subjective)
Bigger screen.
LCD on top panel
Bigger viewfinder

There is probably more.

DerekL e2 Member 9107 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 10:36 PM

I upgraded from a 300D to a 30D 6 months ago.
Besides the much better build quality and materials used, depending on the type of photography you take will make a difference in the results you get with the 30D. Personally I take quite a lot of bird shots, so the extra frames/sec capabilty along with the added exposure modes are definate pluses. I would go for a 30D and put some of the cost savings over a 40D towards a decent lens.

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