Upgrade from 1000d to 550d worth it?

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Upgrade from 1000d to 550d worth it?
Feb 21, 2011

Hi,

Having viewed this: http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon_EOS_1000D-vs-Canon_EOS_550D , of course 550d has the highest score. But I ignored a majority of the points because of 550d's video - which I don't need.

What I'm focusing at is:
1. the +10% image quality
2. higher iso settings (but then I can just use raw in 1000d or use ev)
3. +10% more colors

I already have an LX3 which shoots hd video and good enough for my needs. My 1000d is complimented with a nifty fifty and a tammy 18-270 pzm, works great, but I feel a slight need for sharper images. For an upgrade I'm looking for better image quality, less noise, better performance in low light.. hopefully more than 10% improvement. If this is not possible at the price range of 500-550d, then I guess it's best to invest in a better lens? Would a 17-40 L lens make much more of a difference instead?

Thanks for your time.

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