UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4608 times:
Great looking camera. Looks like a cheaper P&S to me but will probably be on my Christmas list in the next year or so. Seeing how I just got the 300D I think I'm going to hold out until next year to get such a camera. I just looked at canon's site (http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=111) and it shows the XT as being able to see but when I click on it, it just goes over to the list that doesn't show the XT. Surprising how Canon doesn't even have it up but other sites do......... Funny how the show picture is silver but the "base" color is black. AA battery's might get a bit old but I guess its a cool idea..... I would think that this camera would run with say the professional Easyshare series but this little camera does pack a punch. Let's see how it performs with aviation. Is Nikon thinking of coming out with a competitor?
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4546 times:
I do agree that this camera does look a bit cheap. But to me this camera closely resembles that of the Fuji Finepix S5100 or that of the Kodak easyshare DX7590. It'll be funny to see this camera attached to say a 100-400L IS with a hood. To see such a camera fit in the palm of your hand! I would indeed have to say that I would prefer to have a camera with a bit of a body, I think it would be awk to have such a small camera on such big lenses. And will its weight play a role is how much the camera can hold? I feel nervis and a bit guilty mounting my 170-500 on my 300D and letting go of one hand...... Is the mount plastic or metal. I didn't think that there could be such a thing as a plastic mount but have been told in the past that this does apply on some lower-end and early models.
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4487 times:
Quoting DLKAPA (reply 13): I can't wait until my Digital Rebel reaches D30 status... I say in about 6 months or so
By this time, the 20D will be in 10D status... lol.. I decided to wait until Hong Kong or maybe Dubai to buy the 20D, if I can find it a bit cheaper, I can throw the residual into the Black Widow Gimbal. I had the 20D on order, with an 85mm F/ 1.8 lens, but, the lens was out of stock, so I waited and finally cancelled the order after a week and a half, then got to thinking, I should really wait a couple more months. No rush, gonna get it sooner or later, and the 300D is suiting me just fine for a few more months.
Gulfstream From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4447 times:
Will it still accept the EF lenses and what is the expected cost. I bought a 300D last week and am feeling gutted as I had more than a hunch that something like this was going to happen. If all else fails I have a well proven ,if now antiquated 300D.
I hear this complaint over and over, but have yet to hear anyone actually harmed by the fact that it is plastic. Canon is bringing DSLRs at a price performance point that has never been seen, obviously it is not going to be made of some exotic alloy.
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 43 Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4409 times:
Quoting Bronko (reply 16): I hear this complaint over and over, but have yet to hear anyone actually harmed by the fact that it is plastic. Canon is bringing DSLRs at a price performance point that has never been seen, obviously it is not going to be made of some exotic alloy.
Exactly right Bronko. My Digital Rebel has almost 10,000 actuations on it, and looks brand-spanking new. This whole fuss over the "cheap plastic body" has never bothered me at all, and never will. If I can save $500 by having a plastic camera body - so be it! I don't throw my Rebel around, and I have a nice camera bag, so durability has never been a problem.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
Plastic or no, when I put the battery grip on my 300D, it became a hoss!
Quoting Gulfstream (reply 15): I bought a 300D last week and am feeling gutted as I had more than a hunch that something like this was going to happen. If all else fails I have a well proven ,if now antiquated 300D.
Just because you bought a camera that is now not the "new kid on the block" doesn't mean your camera is "antiquated," and just because they came out with a successor to the 300D does not mean that the 300D will now somehow produce an image of "lesser" quality. The quality that comes from the "old" digital rebel is still amazing, and it will be for a long time.
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4396 times:
Have they figured out a way to keep dust off of the sensor?
This is a great camera I think, it looks as though it has the AI servo mode that is in the sports mode on the 300d. I would like to have that feature on all the settings. I also love the fact that it is so much smaller plus the upped mega pixels are great.
I am just wondering if it has time lapse capability. I would love to get into doing an hour or two worth of photos of the mountain wave undulats that we get over the mountains here in denver.
In actuality though, I can't see myself buying this camera unless something happened to my 300D. Maybe when the 400D comes out I would pick up a 350D.
Nrtfan From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
I actually held off on getting my first DSLR for a couple months waiting for this camera to be annnounced (I already have Canon 35 mm equipment). I am pretty pleased, but the one feature that I think it reasonably could have had that's missing is the rear command dial, which I use constantly for exposure compensaiton on my Elan II.
Airplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2727 posts, RR: 43 Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4228 times:
Just read the review, and all I can say is - well done Canon!
Designing the camera so it can take AA batteries is a good idea, although - I don't think it will prove popular.
Im gald to see that you will be able to change the metering modes - ive always wanted to do that on the 300D, and something that ive missed.
All in all, looks like a good quality camera, which will have a lot to offer.
So, anyone want to buy a Good Condition 300D?