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Old Nov 20, 2007, 4:36 AM   #1
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I have an opportunity to buy a 30D (body only) at the same price secondhand as 400D with kit lens new.

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What does the 400D have that the 30D does not have?
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 5:38 AM   #2
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I have an opportunity to buy a 30D (body only) at the same price secondhand as 400D with kit lens new.

Good idea or not?
What does the 400D have that the 30D does not have?
Excellent idea!
You mean what the 30D have that the 400D does not have correct?

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Old Nov 20, 2007, 7:29 AM   #3
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heh heh, no, I actually meant the way I said it. For example the 400D has that sensor cleaning mechanism, which the 30D does not have.

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Many of the feature advancements and innovations on the EOS Digital Rebel XTi digital camera are inherited from its EOS 30D "prosumer big brother." But the XTi offers greater resolution (10.1 versus 8-megapixels), greater burst shooting capacity (27 versus 23 frames) and a self-cleaning image sensor, leaving us waiting for the other shoe to drop in the form of a 10-megapixel successor to the 30D. Other differences between the two cameras favor the 30D, including faster continuous shooting (5 frames-per-second (fps) vs. 3 fps), more custom settings (18 vs. 11), a 3200 ISO sensitivity setting and a rugged magnesium body. The Rebel XTi was created for those migrating to digital that don't want to lose the power or flexibility of a SLR system, but can't justify the higher price of the Canon's prosumer EOS models.
Does that about sum it up, or is there something else to consider?
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That's what I thought:
1. The sensor cleaning is probably on the bottom of the list for desired featured (if it's effective)... and was never an issue in the 1st place
2. The higher resolution sensor is only good if it's better at noise control and be able to shoot @ higher ISO which the 400D does not
3. Ditto with the greater bust capacity (27 vs 23): What's the use of a larger buffer when you're missing every frames in between? At 5fps on the 30D you are more likely to get the right capture than a slower 3fps on the 400D - You're not shooting a movie so the 4 more shots in the buffer are not really that helpful either!

-> Everything point to the 30D as a more featured camera!
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