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Old Dec 23, 2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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50D or 550D? Not for me. For a mate who used to use a 1000D until he dropped it! Movie mode is not important. He has seen both and like both.

Which would you get and why? Cheers
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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I was faced with the same choice. And got the 50D for the bigger body, more buttons, a few more choices inside the menus.

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 3:02 AM   #3
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Difficult choice I have the t2i/550d and really like it what don't they shoot
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I think the 550D is more carryable if you know what i mean. It is lighter and not sure if the extra 3mps will show any real world difference?
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The 550d is good carry I use mine round seaworld all day when I am there and its no problem to carry. The 550d is also very good in low light
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Both great- but I personally prefer the more robust 50D(might be significant if your friend is prone to dropping things...lol) and as I shoot things that move a great deal(wildlife,candid people shots etc...) I couldn't do without the extra fps...
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I think the 550D is more carryable if you know what i mean. It is lighter and not sure if the extra 3mps will show any real world difference?
With my 50D I find that it is the extra weight of the kit 28-135 that is most noticable. Most lenses (same FL range) for Canon are lighter than the old full frame 28-135 design. Long way of saying that I would not fault the 50D body for excess weight, just the kit lens.

I shoot at 15Mp 'cuz "it's there". Agree that the extra Mp are not significant.

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Since I have an XT, I would probably go with the lighter 550D.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 5:44 PM   #9
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Regarding camera body construction, does it really matter? I mean, will a dropped XT break while a 50d will come through just fine? I doubt that the 50d would survive a drop that killed a 550d or a 1000d. Considering the mirror and shutter mechanisms inside, unless they have some sort of extra cushioning I can't see how a metal vs. plastic case really matters. But's that's just my impression. Any real-world data to draw on?
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Have you look at the 60D?
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