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Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:13 am

I was looking at some phohos taken by this camera and noticed that in one of my camera catalogs it was $899.99 and wonered if this is a great camera or something like 2000 rebel brand(not talking about film but the specs)?

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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:16 am

It is a toned down version of the 10D and D60. Same sensor, but smaller buffer and lower fps. But if you dont require high performance, its a good camera for you.

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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:19 am

Please excuse my ignorance......
What does smaller buffer and lower fps mean in simple English?
I am considering buying this camera and am genuinely interested.

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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:46 am

A buffer is basically the memory in which the camera stores images temporarily. So you can shoot more frames in a row with a 10D than with the 300D. fps stands for frames per second. Go here for details & comparisons:
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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:29 am

It is a great camera, but the fps does make a difference as I found out today. The first flight from Munich (LH) came today with a 763 Star Alliance scheme (so did the 744 from Frankfurt, it was amazing). I had to wait for the shots to be written to my damn card and it took a while so if you are the kind of person that needs something close to "automatic" (like 8 fps), the 300D, Digital Rebel isn't going to cut it with its 4.
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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:50 am

I imagine the 300D or Rebel as its known in the USA may show its limitations if you're taking a quick succession of touchdown shots or perhaps some air display type shots. It's in these kind of situations you wish to take multiple shots in quick succession to get the best one, and the 10D is much better in these situations than the 300D. Also, the 10D can cope with faster focusing too - probably not an issue for most of us, but if you intend to use your camera for non-av work where the subject is moving quickly at fairly close quarters, you ought to take note.

For many people here, I'm sure the Rebel/300D/Kiss (dependant on where you live!) will be fine and it is for sure a very good camera, and I hope that it may be for you too. I myself will be going for the 10D as they'll be times when I might need those extras and I take the view that I ought to buy the best camera I can afford. It also has a metal casing rather than a plastic one.

A final piece of advice - even a 300D/Rebel is a major investment and you should understand some of the terminology in order to understand what the camera can do and cannot do for you. I'll never get to grips with all that computerspeak but I always advise people to read the web, as stated elsewhere in this thread, and buy a magazine or two that explains these things in context.

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RE: Canon Digital Rebel

Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:03 am

Ray pretty much nailed it. You pay for what you get. The Digital Rebel is less expensive for a reason. So if its limitations satisfy your general needs then go for it (like I did, thanks for the free plugs  Smile).

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