upgrading my camera..

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  1. foned

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    So basically ive had my canon digital rebel xt for about 2 years now, its been a great camera but i have some issues with it.

    I mostly want a bigger LCD screen on the back (mine is incredibly small) but it would be nice to have a higher amount of megapixels. anyway, im wondering should i upgrade to an xti, xsi, or maybe even something better? i will most likely be purchasing just the body, i have lens's, any suggestions?
     
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    IMO, a desire for a larger LCD screen is not a reason to upgrade.

    Apparently the new 7D is quite good.

    I shoot Nikons, so I'm really no help other than the first sentence.
     
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    I really like my T1i. The LCD is nothing short of amazing, does 480p, 720p, and 1080p video, has a 15.1mp sensor, and more pre-programmed and manual features than you could imagine. Might be worth a peek.
     
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    The T1i or something like the 50D wouldn't be bad choices if you've learned from the Rebel XT for those two years.
     
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    body only 50D i saw for around $900 last night on amazon. :)
     
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    Just remember that good pics are not the megapixels but the size of the sencor
     
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    If you want an upgrade, look at the 50D or 7D if you have the budget.
     
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    Well it depends on your budget really. I would say stay with Canon...becuase you probably already have Canon lenses. I can't comment on the cameras you mentioned, but I have the Canon XS and I'm happy with it. You can check out some pictures that I have taken by clicking on my signature. I'm new to the hobby, so not sure I am qualified to give real advice, but I do love my Canon XS...which is basically the xsi minus a few auto focus points and 2 megapixels....and 1/2 inch lcd screen.

    Let us know what you go with!
     
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    basically the main reason i want a megapixel upgrade is for potential of printing pictures, perhaps thats incorrect? i think its true that having more megapixels gives you a better chance at having printable pictures are bigger sizes, as far as upgrading for the lcd screen, it really does put a damper on my day to day photography shooting, i really hate that i can't get a good idea of what the picture i just took looks like before its on my computer, the xsi has a 3" screen, mine is like half that. my budget remains somewhere around 5-800. i figure i can sell my current camera for about 250 on ebay or to someone locally (ive been watching some auctions) so that would go toward the new camera. I am definitely sticking with canon, ive gotten comfortable with canon over the years, and i just bought a canon lens. i will check into the t1i and the 50d. thanks!
     
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    Well, you can always upgrade to Nikon! :lol:
     
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    he said he wanted to upgrade :lmao:
     
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    Where a lot of megapixels comes into play is fishing around in a picture, cutting out a good section and printing just that. You can make a large enough picture and still not have the graininess you'd have on a smaller mp camera.
     

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