Canon 40D versus 30D pls advise

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  1. jabardast

    jabardast TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I am a newbe here in the fireld of photography.
    Wish to buy Canon only. Choices are 40D or 30D.
    The price diff appears here about $250-300.
    What attracts is bigger display, live view, processer III
    Pls advise.
     
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    Well the 40D is not even released yet and not sure when it will make an appearance. If you want to hang off then the 40D 9if/when it comes out) looks interesting if the reports of what's included are in fact correct.

    Don't believe everything you read right enough :)
     
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    What do you really NEED?

    The 30D does everything I need from a camera, as do my 20D's.

    The camera isn't going to make you a better shooter.

    It took me a few model changes to finally realize this fact. It's all about point of view as to what you need as opposed to what you want.
     
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    If you begin with photography, buy a cheap body, setup a good lenses collection and upgrade body later on when you will feel the need.

    In the mean time, they will produce the 50D Mk III, with integrated 20" beamer, live view with face and bottom detection driven by DIGIC VII.

    :pirate:
     
  5. Live View is an issue for some people, if they have poor eyesight or its simply a shooting-style they prefer.

    The new bigger monitor is nice.

    The quieter shutter is very nice - I find SLR shutters to sound like gun shots.

    More fps helps when shooting sports or running wild-life.

    You don't really NEED any of the new features.

    ... but I like shiny new things, and I am able to afford them, so I like to get the newest version. But if price is an issue, just get the 30D. It's a perfectly capable camera. Heck, even the 20D is pretty good.
     

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