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is the new canon 250d better than the slightly older 800d
Stevetheroofer Avatar
6 Jun 2019 6:57PM
Only as good as the photographerSmile
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2019 8:19AM
Maybe define your definition of "best" when considering two different products.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2019 10:28AM
You need to compare the two specifications with the requirement. I know little about the 250D and DX0 do not appear to have tested it. One of the critical requirements for me is dynamic range which hardly gets a mention in advertising. I know it is excellent for the 800D (around 14 stops) and my current Canon 5D4 is similar. There are many other parameters I would want to compare before I decide which was BEST for me. This would not necessarily be the best choice for someone else.

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WestCamera 4 121 United States
7 Jun 2019 6:05PM
LensSheperd is right. "Best" is a very relative term. And, can mean many things. Here for example. Is 'best' simply in terms of specs? Or in terms of performance? Or in terms how well it feels in your hand? Or.....? Your term 'best' is too vague. What do you mean by best?
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brian1208 20 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2019 8:21AM
New can be best, ideally when its Red and Shiny and makes a loud noise (think red Fender guitar, Ferrari and the like)

When its a camera, I only buy new when what I have inhibits me from shooting what I want
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Randle 17 119 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2019 8:45PM
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The 250D is smaller and lighter and takes more shots per battery charge, they both have the same sensor but the 250d has a later advanced image processing engine.

Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS 250D:
Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 7).
Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/25p vs 1080/60p).
Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.54x vs 0.51x).
Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
More compact: Is smaller (122x93mm vs 131x100mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
Less heavy: Is lighter (by 83g or 16 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
Longer lasting: Can take more shots (1070 versus 600) on a single battery charge.
More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced segment (20 percent cheaper at launch).
More modern: Reflects 2 years and 1 month of technical progress since the 800D launch.

Advantages of the Canon EOS 800D:
Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (6 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2017).
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TornadoTys 8 208 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2019 11:21AM
I agree with comments in that 'Best' is subject to the criteria requirements. To me a good camera should be easy to use, intuitive and have very good AF. If AF is pants then the rest of features are useless to me.

800D v 250D,...hmmm well I might opt for 250D as it has newer processor. As canons processors are behind sony, nikon, fujifilm you all the hp you can get in a canon camera !


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