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    which canon camera body ? T1i or 50D ?

    besides the obvious comparison differences,


    T1i:
    video
    smaller/lighter body
    burst speed 3.4fps

    50D:
    no video
    bigger better build /moisture resistant body
    High-speed continuous: 6.3fps, Low-speed continuous: 3fps


    after these features they pretty much have the same specs from what I read


    any thoughts ?

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...elTechSpecsAct

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...elTechSpecsAct
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    damn, you are going all out Dan.

    Unless you specifically want video I'd go for the 50D.

    Higher burst speed. If you don't want continuous shooting or video I think you'd be happy with either. I love my XSi and it doesn't have video.

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    I've been way happy with this: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...elTechSpecsAct bought about 2 months ago. Either of the ones you posted will blow the socks off my camera. The video seems to be the biggest obvious difference to me unless you want a lot of action shots.

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    How comfortable are you hands-on with smaller camera bodies? If the 50D is larger I assume it'd be a bit of a weight/comfort trade-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    How comfortable are you hands-on with smaller camera bodies? If the 50D is larger I assume it'd be a bit of a weight/comfort trade-off.
    the 50D is bigger and heavier,but it also feels good and the bigger grip makes it better to hold IMO.

    I have been to a couple camera stores and held both of them,

    I want one of these but I am really torn between the 2,I don't know if the faster burst speed is all that important to me,


    ?????????? I don't know yet




    I have a Rebel XT now,it's a bit smaller than the T1i and alot smaller than the 50D.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=11154

    XT
    Dimensions and Weight
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    4.98 x 3.71 x 2.63 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm
    Weight
    17.1 oz./485g
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    T1i
    Dimensions and Weight
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
    Weight
    Approx. 16.9oz./480g (body only)
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    50D
    Dimensions and Weight
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Approx. 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
    Weight
    Approx. 25.7 oz./730g (body only)
    Last edited by Dan; 11-17-09 at 09:54 PM.

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    If neither video or weight/shape are that important to you than look at what else is out there. Go with something that has the same quality shots without video or high burst speed and put the money left over into more lenses or frames, image software like ACDSee or Photoshop Elements, a nice photo printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    If neither video or weight/shape are that important to you than look at what else is out there. Go with something that has the same quality shots without video or high burst speed and put the money left over into more lenses or frames, image software like ACDSee or Photoshop Elements, a nice photo printer.
    that would be a good idea,except I have 4 canon lenses.

    my interest is to learn how to use camera settings and composition to create good photos,

    so yes,maybe the T1i and have more $ to use for accessories,lenses,etc

    I kind of like having the option for video.
    Last edited by Dan; 11-18-09 at 01:03 AM.

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    I have the T1i, I bought it a couple months ago. I LOVE it. Unless yr a pro photog, the 3.4 fps is fine. I didn't think I'd use the video that much - I mean I wanted it as an option, which is why I got the T1i, but I figured I"d just use it occasionally. However, it's so easy to use (tho auto focus is useless, you need to manual focus when taking video. It's easy to learn how tho, and becomes second nature), and the HD video (720) looks so good, I find myself videoing a lot more than I thought I would. Also, what's fun about having a DSLR for video is you have the choice of all the different lenses Canon offers. Can't do that with a dedicated video camera (not that I know of, anyway). I'd get the T1i and spend the extra on lenses and accessories
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    well, I pulled the trigger

    I got this package> Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Camera Kit w/18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS Lens
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=15700

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...elTechSpecsAct

    got it for $824 shipped/no tax


    I am going to return the 70-300 and sell my Rebel XT w 18-55mm af kit lens.

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