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

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
SamK2 Contributing Member • Posts: 908
Re: Because 500D is just around the corner...

Not for me.

I don't have a 400mm lens, and all my Canon lenses focus fine with the 350D, including the 50mm f/1.8 Mark I.

You can get the same exposure on the 350D by setting exposure comp to -1/3, which is what I usually do.

I have taken 9,000 pictures in my first year with the XT, and never filled the buffer. I think somebody who worries about wearing out the shutter should get a 30D anyway, because something else will probably wear out on the 400D before the shutter does.

Jovo wrote:
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
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
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
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

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

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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