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Old Feb 27, 2005, 8:17 PM   #11
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It's not the same sensor, the XT has an 8.0 MP and the 20D has an 8.2 MP.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 8:29 PM   #12
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Why would you rank the 350D below the 20D in points, if they both use the same sensor?
Whoops! I got a little carried away there. I ended up comparing the two cameras as a whole when I was handing out points. They should receive about the same points for image quality.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 8:31 PM   #13
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Rob's correct, they are 'different' sensors. Both are APS-C CMOS, but the XT sensor is smaller slightly (something like .2mm in one dimension), and newer (4th sensor by Canon). I have a strange feeling that they are actually the same sensor, just different in size, but this is Canon proprietary information, so no one really knows.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 8:35 PM   #14
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With that said, the Noise Reduction Circuitry could be the same for the 350D and 20D as well. We know the DIGIC II processors are the same.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 9:00 PM   #15
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I'm not sure that D70 = 300D , in terms of noise level it seems to go

D70->300D->350D->20D. The D70 not only having min ISO of 200, but is generally a tiny bit noisier than the 300D especially above 200.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 11:03 AM   #16
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rob_strain wrote:
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It's not the same sensor, the XT has an 8.0 MP and the 20D has an 8.2 MP.
and what does image quality have to do with resolution?

Just because the pictures are bigger, it doesn't mean that they're better in quality.

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20D - 8.5 points
350D - 7 points
300D - 5 points
D70 - 4 points
Hard ranking to see for a nikonian.

I'd see it this way:

20D 9/10
350D 9/10
D70 - 7.5/10
300D - 7/10
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 8:49 PM   #17
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I know everyone likes to get caught up with specs, etc, but I really recommend reading the following thread:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/ubbthrea...o=&fpart=1

In the first post click onGary Voth'ssite and look at the photoshe produced with a Nikon D70. To me, these photos are very impressive and a good indication that ALL of these cameras (300D, D70, 10D, 20D) are excellent, and the photographer makes more of a difference than the equipment.

I have a 20D, and knowing what I do now Imay have considered the Nikon D70 instead of it. In fact, the D70 has some advantages over the 20D ...

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/20dd70.htm

However, I'm very happy with my 20D, and will be sticking with Canon ... not because of the camera body, but because I will be heavily invested in their lenses.



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Old Mar 2, 2005, 12:29 AM   #18
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Nikon'sfaster 1/500th flash synchro is an advantage over the canon 1/250th.


Noob question...what does a faster flash synchro give me?
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Nikon's faster 1/500th flash synchro is an advantage over the canon 1/250th.


Noob question...what does a faster flash synchro give me?
A faster shutter speed that will sync with the flash.
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With faster x-sync you can take pictures with your flash at 1/500s instead of being limited to 1/250s without having to use high-speed sync (focal plane flash). Using high-speed sync you can take photos (I believe) all the way to the fastest shutter speed of your camera IF YOUR FLASH IS POWERFUL ENOUGH.

However, high-speed sync mode works differently that the normal flash mode (x-sync) in that there are a number of pulses of light over alonger period of time instead of a very short burst of light. This has two problems, first it doesn't freeze action as well as using x-sync, and the other is that it reduces the guide number of the flash (i.e., the effective range of the flash).

So, a camera with a higher x-sync (i.e., 1/500s) is better at stopping motion and the flash will have greater range.



I'm not far from being a flash noob also ... so I hope I answered this accurately for you.



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