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What would you prefer: Canon EOS 40D or 50D 

54%
161 deviants said 350D rocks... u don't need a new one
30%
88 deviants said 50D (pls tell me why)
16%
47 deviants said 40D (pls tell me why)

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Crosseout Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lets go for Nikon instead:P
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Omardxb Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I have limited experience with the 50D (Only played around with it for a few minutes at a couple of shops), being a user of a trusty 400D for almost 2 years, and having used a 450D a few times (Borrowed one), I thought that the button placement and the practicality and overall ability was head and shoulders above both (Which is obvious), what I mean by this is that it is a evolutionary product, maybe from what the others said it can be conduced that the 40D AND 50D are great cameras, but if the differences between the 50D and the 40D are anywhere near the differences between the 450D and the 400D, then you will be in for a big treat (Lighter, more practical and user-friendly, better sensor, etc.)
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aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
40D or 50D would suit fine. I started my DSLR journey with a Canon 350D (and still have it). I played with a 20D (borrowed for a while) and loved it (far more than the 350D) but decided to go FF (5D) instead; kind of on a whim.

The biggest thing that you'll get away from with the 40/50D is the noise... the 350D is a noisy camera and it used to drive me nuts. The newer gen bodies give greater detail, sharpness and way less noise. That alone is worth the upgrade.

After that, it's all just a budget consideration.

Cheers,
Dave.
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townsie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
My GF just got the 40D and broke down already, with some error flagged 999, which the manual says if you can't fix it with the prompts return it to canon. which she is going to have to.
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I honestly dont know what is better as far as cameras go, at least I think your talking about cameras, but what ever you were/are using works just fine so I wouldn't change it unless u have something special in mind for your work.
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Hasche Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
ich raffs net, wie hier die meisten auf die 350D setzen können.

Ich hätte jetzt gesagt 40D, weil die imo nen besseres Preis/Leistungs-verhältnis bringt. Hab selber schon mit ihr gearbeitet und wenn dir 10MP reichen! ;) Und Live-View hat se auch schon ... grade bei Sachen mit Stativ isses ne ganz sinnvolle Funktion, aber die 350D is mit ihrem Sensor und dem Chip derb Altbacken! ;)

Hasche :raincloud:
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darkdeception96 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
50d because its pretty much the same as the 40d with new features like more mp's and new digic 4 processor. plus theres other new things too and its only a little bit more money then the 40d.
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Drawtaru Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 50D does have a lot of neat features. Check it out on [link] and you can view their extensive review!
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translucented Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Dont take either. Get camera with crop factor 1.0 or 1.3, stay away from 1.6 crop factor cameras especially if you already got one.

The level of image quality, detail and colors on lower crop factor digital cameras is noticable (I am of course talking about 1.6x crop factor compared to 1.3x crop factor and 1.0x).

So personally I would rather buy used or older 1.3x 1.0x camera than buying brand new 40D/50D.

And _IF_ you really want to buy one of the 3 cameras listed above on your voting list. I would recommend to cut your losses get the good tested and cheap 350D and save yourself lotsa money. If you already got this one, then there is no point buying new one just keep it and use it until it breaks :)
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ChrisRDI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
id go with the 50D it has the new digic 4 processor over the digic 3 in the 40D, unless your trying to save money id go with the 40 d. or if your trying to save money and get good performance but aren't really wanting to go super pro you might want to look into the xsi. its a fantastic camera. i recommend amazon to buy from because they are usually cheaper.
:) good luck!
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Osiris81 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Get the 5D MkII :P
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edlo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Depends how tough you are on your equipment a 450 its more than enough. I sold my 5D and bought a 450 instead, mostly because I tend lately to reduce the weight of my equipment; carried a Nikon F4s for too long :P
Of course now I want another 5D mark II just because of the movie capabilities :P
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Perforex Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the canon 40D most. Why? The extra features on the 50D isn't worth the extra money too me
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vmaxcz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
i think from this three model is 50D the best. for me is important the 3,0" 920k dots display.
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kubica Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
50D has too high pixel density, 40D is better choice.

look there -> [link]
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
man, buy Nikon :D
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edlo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
blasphemy!! :P
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I cannot agree with that :) Nikon is far more superior than Canon :)
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edlo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Blasphemy again you never stop do you? hehe Both are great brands, I used Nikon for many years I had an F4s gear, also pentax and olympus where very good cameras mostly the optics from olympus superb; lately they lag behind because of technology not quality, their sensor tech its just behind in the race
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nikon sensors capture more natural colors, while Canon takes more candy pictures (hope you understand what I mean). I also think they're very similar brands, but Nikon has better ergonomics of SLRs, better button placement, etc., maybe I just got used to my Nikons, but I know people who will agree with me on that.

Oh and I also still have Nikon F4s :)
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aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Not true, they both take great pics. Your experiences with the Canons are probably coming down to the image settings on the camera.

Cheers,
Dave.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it's possible.

However as edlo said - Nikon vs Canon discussions can be endless.
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edlo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
F4s Lovely Tank of a camera :P, dude in the digital era Nikon has been playing catch up from the beginning, up until recently that they finally came up with a full frame sensor all previous sensors and some current are still produced by fuji for them, they added some speed but still lag behind on resolution. SO CANON RULES! LOL
This Nikon vs Canon discussions are endless, so whatever works for ya its cool :P
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
indeed :)
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taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
So you have to sponsor me :P
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I could :D

I always have my trusted Nikon D70 in my backpack, it's a bit old but I would never exchange it for any Canon. I also use my dad's D300, which is big and heavy, but powerful. But a key to good photos are good lenses.
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Vamaena Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student Photographer
I have a 50D and I absolute love it. I chose it because of the wide ISO range, the built in cleaning system, you can create files on the camera itself when you save images, among other things.
Both cameras are really close with what they can do. I'd recommend comparing both cameras to look at their specifications to see which one you're looking for.
If you'd like here's are links so you can compare 40D 50D :)
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Jointor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
50D is lighter, has higher iso speeds, higher gen processor, 15mp although the matrix itself is relatively smaller than the one of 40D. If you have the excess money, get the 50D. If you want to spare some cash than go for 40D. Either way it's a good choice and it all comes down to what lenses you have, what skill you posess. You do have the tallent and you can get the desired effect, no matter the camera.
P.S. Don't forget the space art!!! My life and those of others depend on it! :D
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
350D < 40D < 50D << Sony A900 :XD:
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
high iso:

sony a900<350d<50d<40d

the sonys high iso sucks hard
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm skilled enough not to need high ISO.
That's what happens when you've been on Sony for 10 years, you work around it :XD:
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
well id you need shutterspeeds under a second (handheld) and you dont have an aperture that is 0.03 XD and you cant use a flash

well
iso ftw

i was somewhat dissapointed with sony
it uses an almost identical sensor to the nikon d3x, yet its noise abilities are fluked
probbaly and algorithm problem wich youd expect a company fix for their flagship model :|
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually it is the same sensor as the Nikon D3x, but the price difference between the two cameras is 5,000 USD. :noes:

But yeah, I've been with Sony for 10 years - I can attest that they always have below average NR. It was terrible before, at least now they have built in SteadyShot to help balance it. The only good thing is because of being so used to bad NR, I developed very steadyhands so now steadyshot is a bonus for me :XD:.

But seriously, having SteadyShot built in is a lifesaver on lenses.
Sorry, I didn't quite understand you with "aperture that is 0.03" :)
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aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, it's not the same sensor as the D3x, that's all just conjecture.

The sensor is being manufactured by Sony, that's all.
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
F/0.03 ;D

diameter of lens would be around 5 metres lol
was just a joke, teh theoretical max aperture is f/0.354, and then it would be a hueg block of glass almost surrounding the camera



the sensor is based on teh same design
but according to both sony and nikon has differences
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, I see...
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Materia-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
50D rocks, here's why :iconwindylife: check his new stuff out, all done with a 50D :)
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Lucasricart Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
50D es una maquina increible por donde se la mire :love:

Mira este enlace [link]
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
as ive stated before ^^
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kiok1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
no lo entiendoo :S
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll chuck another "n" in there and get myself a Cannon :bomb: then I'll show dA whos'e boss :pirate:
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