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Old Apr 4, 2006, 8:14 AM   #1
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The Canon 20D or the Rebel XT. Which will hold its value better?
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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Difficult question. The 20D has already lost some value due to the 30D being released.
I'm not sure how much more it will go down. The XT hasn't been replaced yet so some of that value will go away when it is.

I bet the 20D will keep its value for awhile yet.

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I would not buy a digital body with resale in mind, they drop too fast in value.
In the digital age the lenses you accumulate do hold their value, the bodies have become a consumable.
Sort of the same as buying a whiz bang PC this year, and hopeing it holds its value so you can sell it in a year or two. Not going to happen. :-)

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There is a store here selling a used 10D with grip and batteries for ~600$cdn.
I've seen drebles going for ~300$cdn.
And at these prices they sit there forever, no one seems to want to take them home.

Not too long from now I'd expect to see the 20D/drebelxt showing up in a similar price range at the used shops.

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I tend to agree with PeterP; However, the grass does look a little bit greener on the other side...

A D100 for example is harder to find as is the Fuji S2 which tend to hold their value slighly better!
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I agree with the comments above regarlding re-sale value, but one thing you should keep in mind is the actuation, or estimated lifespan of a shutter, in that case the 20D has the upper hand. Usually when a camera gets old, you just keep it for backup, or even as a second body so you don't have to change lens as often.

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The Canon 20D or the Rebel XT. Which will hold its value better?
I hope this isn't what you're basing a buying decision on.

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The Canon 20D or the Rebel XT. Which will hold its value better?
I hope this isn't what you're basing a buying decision on.

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That is one consideration.
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If you are worried about resale value, buy the nicest lens you can afford and get the cheaper body.
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If you are worried about resale value, buy the nicest lens you can afford and get the cheaper body.
I got the XT & will probably get the 20D also because its a pain in the ass to change lens as often as I do!:-)
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The Canon 20D or the Rebel XT. Which will hold its value better?
I hope this isn't what you're basing a buying decision on.

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That is one consideration.

I've owned and sold both of these cameras, and I guess I would say that I lost a little more on the 20D, although I didn't calculate the figures. The numbers were simply irrelavent compared to the joy, and revenue, that each of these cameras brought me. I would highly recommend basing your buying decision on features. Believe me, when you're enjoying the superior ergonomic controls of the 20D, you won't be bothered by the fact that you might lose $50 more than an XT when you go to sell it.



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