Canon Digital Rebel XT vs XTi

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  1. running_with_scissors

    running_with_scissors TPF Noob!

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    Can some one tell me or point me in the direction of a place which has: information of how the Digital Rebel XT (300D?) and Digital Rebel XTi (350D) compare(looking for how they compare in terms of technical aspects ie fps, weight, etc).
    And for those who have tried both would you say the XTi is worth the extra $100 over the XT?
     
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    XT:
    -8 MP
    -3 FPS up to 14 Large JPEG
    -7 AF points
    -1.8 inch LCD screen
    -mini LCD display screen

    XTi:
    -10MP
    -3FPs up to 27 Large JPEG
    -9 AF points
    -2.5 inch LCD screen
    -self cleaning snesor (may still need ot be cleaned professionally, doesn't work to well)
    -some small rubber pads on the body to make holding easier
    -a few buttons that were silver on the black body are also black now

    that's about it. I didn't pay $100 extra for the XTi but it all depends on how many bells and whistles you want.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    www.dpreview.com It has a side by side feature so you can compare all technical aspects of each camera.
     
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    My Motto is:
    If you're going to do it, why not do it all the way.
    If you're going to spend that much money on a passion. Why not spend the extra $100 for the best. If it was a huge difference, I'd say its up to you. But come on, $100???
     
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    But are those features worth it for the extra $100? Some might say no, while others say yes.
     
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    I love my xti and I'm glad I waited for it to come out before I got a dslr. The larger screen was enough for me to be sold on it though, the picture quality on it is very clear and vibrant. As for the other features, the extra 2mp wont be that noticed.I haven't had it long enough to see if the self cleaning sensor works that well, but I have not had problems with dust and i change lenses a fair amount. There is one more thing I really liked, the info display of exposure/aperture/shutter speed/wb has an auto shutoff when you put your eye to the viewfinder. I say for the extra 100$ it was worth it.
     
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    It's a little to vibrant, LOL. I frequently take pictures that look gorgeous on the LCD, only to download them to my computer and they don't look so great anymore. :wink: It's probably my computer monitor, just can't afford to get calibration software. :grumpy:
     
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    So it appears the general consensus is that the XTi is definitely worth the extra $100, thanks for the info guys!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Let that be a lesson to you. Don't judge an image by how it looks on the LCD screen. Look at the Histogram for exposure and the image for composition etc. only.

    That would be my assessment also.
     
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    When I bought my Sony DCR-VX2100 over it's previous model the DCR-VX2000 It was because I did not already have a DCR-VX2000. If I had already had a DCR-VX2000 I would not have needed to by the lateest since they were so close.

    When models are very close I tend to look for any history of repeatable problems with the newer version. If there are no recorded records of the new product having any new drawbacks over the older version then I would go for the newer model myself.
     
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