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Old Aug 10, 2012, 4:37 PM   #1
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Guys, is the 550D a much better camera overall than the older 40D?
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 4:18 AM   #2
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Quite different beasts really....
The 550D obviously has the resolution advantage- though only really beneficial if you're printing LARGE images or serious cropping.
Then there's the movie mode- which the 40D doesn't have.
Image quality- little in it really- both excellent and with similar dynamic range and noise control... closer still if shooting RAW.
Build quality has to go to the 40D- with a much heavier (and larger) build than the 550D (though some may prefer the lightweight,bijou 550D's proportions...).
Then there's the speed- again a BIG plus in the 40D's favour- with a much faster continuous rate AND a much larger buffer- if sports shooting is your thing,the discussion ends here...!
So- I guess it comes down to what type of photography your camera of choice will be participating in.
Also,bear in mind many "used" 40D's will be older by default- and many will have been used extensively- as that is the usual remit of a semi-pro model.
If,however, you can find a "low mileage" model- it could be a difficult decision...!
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The 40D does have easier controls
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