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Old Mar 31, 2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Looking for some advice on a possible upgrade. I currently have an XSi (450D) that is about 2 years old. Today I found a clearance marked T2i for under $500. I am wondering if the upgrade is worth it. Also, any advice on what I may be able to sell the XSi body only for would be appreciated.
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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If you want a better high iso performance. It will let you shoot at 3200iso well it will also give you good HD ability. At that is a very good price on the T2i. So if you shoot in low light where you can not use an external flash, or you would like to shoot HD. The T2i would be a good choice of a upgrade.

AF system is the same. And for 100-1600iso they are pretty close.
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Thank you shoturtle. I thought the price looked pretty good. The HD capability was something I thought would be nice. I don't really have a niche for shooting yet but more flexibility can't hurt while I am growing (hopefully) in skill.
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It is a nice upgrade, and gives you bit more option. To recoup, you can sell the XSi, or have a back up body.
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i would agree. the t2i would be a great next model for you. same imager as the 7d/60d, but at a great price. and you get full 1080p video with manual controls, etc. really is alot of camera for the money.
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I upgraded from an Xsi to a 50D thru the Canon loyalty program(CLP). I just looked and they have T2i for $559, and then you get 20% off that when you send them a broken point and shoot. something else to look at.

I sold my Xsi body for $350 on ebay a few months ago, but that always fluctuates on demand, I would plan on getting $300..

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...0051_-1_29252#
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50D does not shoot HD, something the OP is interested in.
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50D does not shoot HD, something the OP is interested in.
oops, sorry, I only read there original post. You are right.
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hello
i was in the same boat as you with the need to upgrade
i got a 50d for $525 from kijiji or carigslist ( both canadain buy/sell webbased sites)
i sold my XSi for 375 but included quite a few accessories
i would guess 300-350 USD should be ok
ive heard the Canon Loyalty Pgm in the USA is quite good, ( go buy a broken canon for like 10 bucks and get 20% off when you send it in)
yes the upgrade would be well worth is esp. if you want video
move fast as the XSi used price is dropping rapidly at least until stock dries up due to the sad and terrible Tsunami Loss. (may god help them all)

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Again form his second post, the OP wants the HD option. 50D does not have HD.
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