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IMAR Dec 29, 2005 8:21 PM

wich one is best of this 2 and photo quallty? thaks !

[email protected] Dec 29, 2005 8:39 PM

I'd be afraid to answer for fear of a vigorous debate.

But in my opinion, the Canon 8 megapixel CMOS sensor in the Digital Rebel would be my choice.

Some people like the Minolta 5D because of the built in anti-shake.

Also, the Minolta 5D is less expensive than the Canon Digital Rebel.

-- Terry

lord_ultra Dec 29, 2005 8:47 PM

I agree with Terry. The Canon takes slightly better photos in general. But costs more, especially if you want stabilised lenses. The KM is built better and feels better to use.

mtclimber Dec 29, 2005 10:03 PM

I happen to disagree. The K-M 5D is surely the better choice than the Canon 300D.


VAtechtigger Dec 29, 2005 10:10 PM

well, since he asked about the 300d vs the 5D, the minolta is the clear winner.

if were talkking the 350D (XT), perhaps more of an argument

IMAR Dec 30, 2005 9:25 AM

thanks , i know the 350 is nice , but i mean the other one, the 300 its got 6 mp. and lower grade.

sorry my english !


[email protected] Dec 30, 2005 10:55 AM

According to reviews, the Minolta 5D is sluggish.

One of the features to look for in a DSLR is it's responsiveness, ie, time from power on to shoot, shutter lag, writing of images to storage, etc.

Carefully weigh the differences.

-- Terry

VAtechtigger Dec 30, 2005 11:17 AM

I thimk in its price range you can do no better than the 5D. The Rebel XT goies consistantly for 200 more, getting near 7D range. In its price range you have the original rebel (the 300D) the Evolts, Nikin d50. I would take the 5D (and i have) over all of them with its features and performance.

The auto focus is certainly up there with any in its class. The only thing I would want more of is burst. but overall, thats somehting I rarely use, compared with the antishake which is almost always in use.

[email protected] Dec 30, 2005 11:37 AM

Your right the 5D is very competitively priced.

According the Steve's Digicams review:

I'd rate the 5D's shutter lag good, autofocus performance average, its capture rate average, and its rate of buffer transfer to CF memory good.

Overall, the 5D's high-ISO noise characteristics are very good for an amateur dSLR.

So, if your okay with a cam that has average autofocus peformance, good shutter lag performance, and good buffer transfer and very good high ISO performance (note, the ratings are only average, good or very good, but not excellent and not on average very good), then the 5D is your cam.

In comparison, the Rebel XT (why buy the 300D?) subjectively has better responsiveness and excellent image quality (according to Steve's Digicams), so it may be worth it for you to spend the extra $'s to get the faster response and better image quality.

I've always liked Minolta's focus on usability, whether it be their generous viewfinders, easy to use menu functions and buttons, etc.

However not all cams are the same, and there are differences in responsiveness, image quality (especially at high ISO's), etc. etc.

Much of it is affected by the image sensor, processing power, buffering etc.

Performance and image qualityis what your really buying, and it's always good to prioritize what features mean the most, and how much your willing to pay.

To me, usability is very important, but not as important as responsiveness and image quality, which are the two features that every DSLR manufacturer is struggling to improve upon.

-- Terry

Rambler358 Dec 31, 2005 12:15 AM

IMAR wrote:

wich one is best of this 2 and photo quallty? thaks !
You might want to read Steve's conclusion of his 5D review:

And in his last paragraph:

"With a price aimed at the amateur dSLR market, the 5D faces stiff competition, largely from the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. Its image resolution (6 vs 8-megapixels) and shooting performance might fall a bit short of the XT's, but the 5D's image quality is essentially equal and its handling superior. The 5D's body-integral CCD-shift Anti- Shake feature will be a tie-breaker for many users."

You decide. :G

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