Canon EOS Rebel XT 8MP DSLR vs. Canon S5 IS

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  1. radioman

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    I a have a Canon Powershot S5 IS which is not a DSLR but then saw this DSLR /Canon EOS Rebel XT 8MP DSLR $299.99/ that is cheaper than my powershot. In my little knowledge isn't the Rebel better?
     
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    First, make sure that the place you saw the rebel for 300 dollar is a LEGITIMATE website. If you're not savvy, quite a few internet (well hell the majority of them) retailers are in the bait & switch market - you are going to get taken for a ride if you get an offer that is too good to be true.

    Second, what do you intend to do with the camera. There are many ways that a point and shoot is BETTER than a dSLR. Image quality isn't everything.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if you found that price on a scam site. Too good to be true usually is.. I almost found out the hard way.
     
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    I had heard that walmart had them marked way down but who knows. I really don't need it I was just wondering.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    To answer your question...yes, the Rebel is much, much better.

    And as others have said...beware of unbelievable prices.
     
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    If your local Walmart has em, grab it. Its an older camera, but most Canon lenses should work with it and thats where most of your money should be going - to a proper lens so you can take advantage of stepping up to a dSLR body.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I wouldn't really consider $300 "too good to be true" for a 350D...

    KEH sells them in EX+ condition for $350. (EX+ is pretty much brand new...)


    ...And yes, it's better than your powershot. Although it sounds cheaper now, it's actually much more expensive once you start buying lenses.
     
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    You can find used 30D's for that price....
     

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