Another EOS 40D rumour

Started Sep 3, 2006 | Discussions thread
CPersyn Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: Totally wrong

Muddler wrote:
Well, it is totally wrong in two different ways.

First, you are reading it and there is no new 40D (but there was a
new Rebel) announcement, so it is wrong there. Yes, I know,
October issue, but the mag is obviously out or you couldn't have
read it.

Second, the D80 didn't leapfrog the 30D. At most it has a nearly
meaningless increase in resolution. The 30D retains the better
sensor that more than counters the D80's minor increase in MP, plus
the 30D has additional advanced features.

The D80 was a play towards the Rebel market, and Canon just punched
Nikon in the face when it announced a lower priced, same
resolution, better sensor Rebel model.

The 40D will come when it comes. Probably sometime next year.

Keithgg wrote:

From the October 2006 issue of Outdoor Photography (UK).
In the news item announcing the new Nikon D80 they make the statement:

“What’s more, it leapfrogs Canon’s consumer-level cameras the EOS
350D and the EOS 30D, although successor-models to these are almost
certain to have been announced by the time you read this.”

A leak, prediction, or only half right?
Time will tell.

Which camera has the superior sensor has yet to be seen.

Personally, the XT and XTi aren't much of a consideration for me...they don't feel comfortable in my hands. Some will say that is a minor or secondary concern, others will suggest to remedy it with a battery grip...personally I look at it like a running shoe....it could have a great performance price ratio...but if they're not comfortable to wear..they'll just stay in your closet.

I'm looking to step into the DSLR market and will be choosing between the D80 and 30D. I've been monitoring both the N and C forums...and I must say...the brand loyalists on BOTH sides have such an arrogance that it is a chore to find the pure information.

Hopefully we'll see full reviews on the cameras with images sampled from a controlled environment with a reduced variance in outside factors (kit glass)

With the release of all of the newer bodies to the market, I do hope to see a small drop in the pricing on the 30D...it may just be enough to bring me to the Canon camp..

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