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That was what I was referring to in this line - "Aside from the robustness of construction".
Your also 3fps slower than the 40D. A huge plus for th 40D IMO. Moreso than the Live-view which I find cubersome in the field. Other than that and the robustness, it not too shabby.
I'd agree that this might be a worthwhile benefit for some, and there are undoubtedly other differences that may mean more for one customer over another. Personally, fps isn't an issue for me - the only time my 350D hasn't been set on one-shot, has been an accident when flicking through to the timer. I suspect that's the case for many other users too.
My main point is this - Canon have succeeded in closing the gap between lower range and the next one up. In some cases, the 450D has an advantage, this though has to be weighed up against the overall package being offered. As we've highlighted here though, different features are going to attract different adherants, I think it's fair to say though that making the choice for many is now going to be harder. The 40D certainly doesn't have quite so many advantages as it did have though.
I agree. It's one thing to compare the specs....but once you hold a 20D, 30D, 40D...and compare that to a Rebel...the difference is very clear.I LOVE my 20D so much more than my XT, even if technilogically they're incredibly similar. The 20Ds feel has to be its #1 advantage, burst is the 2nd, the rear control wheel is the 3rd.
Maybe true...but the 40D is also a large jump ahead of the 30D...so while the new Rebel XSi looks much better than it's predecessor...the gap is still there.I'm just reflecting on the fact that the gap between the two ranges just closed a little in my mind. Maybe when any of us actually gets to hold the 450D, it may close a little further given the changes that have been made to its handling.