Digital Rebel

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  1. nOObPhoto

    nOObPhoto TPF Noob!

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    After a few days of thinking it over, the more I sway towards an SLR. I want something entry-level and decided on a Digital Rebel. Do you guys know if there are different versions of the XT and the XTI? Reason I ask is because these two stores (found of Google) off the XT (and XTI) for so cheap (obviously without the lens, but even so):

    http://www.bestpricecameras.com/prodetails.aspx?prodid=215535
    http://www.expresscameras.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=306293&start=1

    They state they're new. Is it worth buying?

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    Nope. Stores like these will sell you a camera body and that's it. No battery, no lens, no extras at all. Then they ramp up the prices on the accessories so you end up paying way more than you would have with a reputable dealer.

    Check out the reviews on www.ressellerratings.com

    Here's a link to some reviews of Best Price Cameras:

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Best_Price_Cameras_6

    Here's a link to some reviews for Express Cameras:

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Express_Cameras

    They are rip off sites.

    Best Price cameras also has operated or may still be operating under these alias company names:

    Hello Camera, Infiniti Cameras, Infiniti Photo, Infinity Cameras, J&K Cameras, Inc., Mr. Accessory, Regency Camera,
    Regency Photo & Video, Inc.
     
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    I would always buy from someone recomended, or a High Street, as they are there because they DONT rip people off, and will give better after sales and better advice.

    I have the 350D ( old rebel ) the newer version is the 400D, Most shops and GOOD sites will always be around the same price, I would say go into your local shop and actually hold some cameras, as sometimes cameras can feel too Big / Small

    The one that feels right for you is the one to Buy, they pretty much have the same features at similar costs.

    Hope this Helps

    Steve
     
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    Avoid both sites like the plague.
    Stick to B&H and Adorama.
    I've usd B&H several times and always found them to be top class.

    I've heard many forum members recommend Adorama and quite a few receommend KEH.com although i've never used either of the latter two.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hmm, just been to the sites, some things appear ok-priced, but many appear way overpriced.

    also you hear many really bad things regarding those two shops ...
     
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    The Rebel series cameras hava a smaller body than most DSLRs. Some people like it,others don't. I agree with Stevedevil's avice, Go to a retailer where you can handle the camera, If you have large hands,you may think the rebel is too samll.
     
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    I've also had good luck with Cameta Camera for online purchases, and KEH for used stuff.

    The main differences between the XT and the XTi are:
    1) XT is 8MP and XTi is 10MP
    2) XTi has sensor cleaning (ultrasonic) and the XT does not

    if the XTi doesn't seem cost prohibitive (according to your personal budget) then I don't see much reason to go with the XT. You may or may not care that much about an extra 2MP with the XTi or the sensor cleaning, but I personally don't see much reason to get less for your money if you have the option of getting more. Just my two cents. Good luck with the purchase.
     

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