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Old Sep 2, 2009, 10:59 PM   #61
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Sorry GerryDee, you are 100% wrong on that point-

Way back at the start of this thread we posted about point and shoot cameras. Then we offered the option to consider consumer level DSLR cameras as a natural option/progression to those moving forward from the point and shoot cameras to a entry level DSLR camera. So we are right on target with this thread. This is indeed the normal progression into DSLR cameras. Enjoy!

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:08 PM   #62
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Get over it, just start another thread, this one is already over 60 posts. Start one named "all you need to know about entry level DSLRs".
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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:16 PM   #63
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Once again you are in left field.

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:26 PM   #64
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Well let's begin our walk around of the Canon XS DSLR, as promised-

Canon has taken a position that is a bit different from the Sony A-230 camera. They have established no parameters to shoot for, at all. Instead, the have just produced a very creditable entry level DSLR camera and left it at that.

The back of the Canon XS (photos this time are taken by the Sony A-230 camera) is a bit more complex as you can see from the attached photo. The welcome is not quite as warm or as simple as the Sony A-230 DXLR camera.

That is fairly typical for Canon. Here is the camera back photo of the Canon XS DSLR camera.

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:35 PM   #65
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Continuing our walk around of the Canon XS camera-

The menu of the Canon XS DSLR camera is not quite as easy, warm, nor as welcoming and easy to understand as the menu that we found on the Sony A-230 DSLR camera. But none the less, that is typical Canon in style. Some point and shooters might be scratching their heads, while making their way through this Canon XS menu.

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:40 PM   #66
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Continuing our walk around of the Canon XS camera-

Now we will take a good look at the "top deck" of the Canon XS DSLR camera, which includes the Mode Selector positioned on the right hand side of the camera. It is good and certainly adequate, but not quite as good nor as welcoming as the image presented by the Sony A-230 DSLR camera. you will notice that commonly used scene Modes are also positioned on the Mode Selector.

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Our final walk around posting of the Canon XS DSLR camera deals with the initial photo from the Canon XS DSLR camera-

Using the Canon 18-55mmIS lens mounted on the Canon XS DSLR camera, we took this photo, using the Canon XS's built-in flash unit.

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 11:53 PM   #68
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Keeping with the very same walk around of the canon XS as we did with the Sony A-230 DSLR camera, we will also provide a 100% crop of that Canon XS initial photo so you can examine the fine detail of the photo. syou can easily see the detail available in the 100% crop is very similar to the detail found in the Sony A-230 photos.

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IMO, the zoomed images lack resolution and details. That makes me wonder how good that lens really is. I know the camera is capable of taking great pictures at shorter FL but I'm some what disappointed with its long zoom performance.
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Tullio-

As you will notice the kit lenses from both the Canon XS and the Sony A-230 have about the same resolution. That is pretty much to be expected from kit lenses. When I put the KM 50mm F 1.7 lens on the Sony A-230 camera the resolution improved quite measurably. It was like a night and day situation or difference.

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