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Old Feb 18, 2005, 1:00 PM   #1
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I was considering upgrading from my 10D to the 20D when I saw the announcement of the new 350D yesterday. Looks great and has lots of features that are better than my 10D. I could upgrade w/out much expense.

Is it really an upgrade, though? Are there reasons to stick with the 10D? Not sure that I really want to spend the money for the 20D at this point.

So, if you had to choose btwn sticking w/ the 10D or getting the 350D, what would you do? :?


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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:31 PM   #2
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Well, remember

(1) no one has reviewed the 350D yet. So we don't know.

Here are some of the differences between a 20D and the proposed specs of the 350D that were listed in another post:

20D XT

Ruggedness metal body plastic body
fps 5 3
burst 23 14
max ISO 3200 1600
max Tv 1/8000 1/4000
Autofocus 9 point 7 point
MP 8.2 8.0
I think your question is like comparing a 1995 Honda Accord with a 2005 Honda Civic. The civic would be newer and have newer features, but you're trading in a mid-sized car for a compact. Now, maybe the new features of the compact are such that it becomes a better car now than your '95 accord is. But that doesn't mean they still aren't in different classes.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:36 PM   #3
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Thanks. I realize they are different categories and therefore no direct comparison. I tried to do a comparison myself and it seems that most of the XT features are the same as in the 10D. Added, you get:

8 mp vs. 6.2 mp

Lighter (good for me, actually)

usesEF and new EF-S lenses

I guess the question is whether the quality of the photos and focusing is the same/better between the 2 and perhaps that remains to be seen. thanks for responding.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:39 PM   #4
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You have to remember that the 20D pricing has also changed!
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 2:52 PM   #5
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i think the 20d would be the logical next step up from the 10d.. i think you may miss the metal construction etc..
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