Who here would NOT purchase the 400D, and Why?

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
Jovo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,200
Re: Because 500D is just around the corner...

Perhaps if you used a 400D for a few weeks you would realise that the 400D is a huge improvement over the 350D. After taking 2900 shots over the last couple of weeks:

1. The focusing is far more accurate and faster, especially with a F2.8L
2. There is a definite improvement in IQ, both on screen and printed
3. Thanks to the extra 2MP, able to crop prints more without losing quality

4. The increased buffer means in RAW I can take 10 shots compared to the previous 4
5. A huge LCD screen on which you can actually see what you have taken
6. Exposure is much better and doesn't blow the highlights anymore
7. Option to use a different histogram
8. Sensor cleaning
9. Increased shutter life
10. My 400mm F5.6L no longer oscillates in AF with the 1.4x TC attached
Etc, etc

So if you believe these benefits offer little over the 350D, you are seriously misinformed.

SamK2 wrote:
Luis is quite right. The 400D offers very little over the 350D to
make it worth upgrading for the owner of a 350D.

It's not nearly the same as the significant improvements in speed
and features that the 350D offered over the 300D.

LuisG wrote:
...it is so much better, faster and cheaper than the 450D it
replaces

Seriously, I see no point in upgrading from 350D, throwing more
money on a marginally improved body with such a short life cycle,
it will not make better / different / nicer images.

I will skip 1, 2 or even 3 body generations, unless it breaks or
something.

If I were in the market now for a new camera, I'd consider 400D.

snapware wrote:

Who here would NOT purchase the 400D, and Why?

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