Canon EOS 40D vs Sony a DSLR-A700

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  1. Compu3615

    Compu3615 TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post here and I have come for some guidance. I am starting my quest to build up some starter equipment to begin learning the ropes of photography.

    I have researched and the best two options in my budget range are the Canon EOS 40D and the Sony A DSLR-A700.

    Both seem to be very good cameras with only a few differences. The A700 clocks in at 12.24 megapixels while the 40D is only 10. Also the FPS for the A700 is only 3 for raw but a large difference in the 40D of 6 FPS.

    What do you suggest? I am leaning towards the A700 because of the extra megapixels for printing. Would I really notice a difference in going from 10 to 12?

    I will be shooting a few weddings and business events. But I also want to be able to do portrait shots.

    Do you think there is any downside to picking one over the other?

    Off topic: Wish my budget was large enough for the A900! :hail:

    Thanks for any input you can provide!
    - Jonathan

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    reg TPF Noob!

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    No, you won't notice a difference in megapixels between 10 and 12.

    Either camera will be fine.

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