Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 20, 2006, 6:01 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 60

Is there any reason why Canon never added IS/AS to the 400D? A lot of of similar cameras now seem to be getting it as standard. I have a 350D and would swap it in an instant if the 400D had IS/AS. Whereas I don't think at the moment it's worth the swap.
pjackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 20, 2006, 6:37 AM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,529

do a search. This topic has been debated ad nausium with answers ranging from "canon believes in lens is vastly superior" to 'technology only works for 1.6 size sensors, not 1.3 or full frame" to "it doesn't make economic sense since Canon keeps churning out IS lenses and charging a premium for them", etc, etc, etc.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2006, 5:33 PM   #3
Super Moderator
Mark1616's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,451

Yep, quick answer is that Canon make more money on lenses than bodys so won't put that in jeopardy. You will notice that the 2 big playersare sticking with lens IS rather than body IS as they have a large portion of the market tied up if you want high quality lenses.
Mark1616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2006, 6:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 155

I wonder if the extra circutry gives off heat ( adds noise )2. Adds to initial cost and repairs 3. Fast IS* lens are like diamonds ( forever )4. Marketing* differencial. 5 IS lens may not work correctly with IS bodies and thereby make a lot of Canon owners ticked.* or All of the above
tommccarty is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:39 AM.