Canon Digital Rebel XTi

Last week, Canon announced the Digital Rebel XTi (400D) and the specs of this new camera are very impressive. I bought a Digital Rebel XT (350D) last year and I love it but this new offering from Canon has me depressed.

The Rebel XT is an entry level digital SLR camera. I was thinking of upgrading to a low-end professional camera — Canon EOS 30D. I’m depressed because Canon’s update to the Digital Rebel makes it better than the 30D in many ways.

Consider these new specs:

  • 10.1 MP resolution (up from 8 MP in the Rebel XT and 30D)
  • 2.5: rear LCD (up from 1.8“)
  • 9 point autofocus (same used in the 30D)
  • new vibrating sensor to reduce dust on the sensor
  • improved user interface

Why would anyone bother purchasing an EOS 30D at this point? It will be at least another year before Canon updates the 30D to something worth looking at.

What I would really like to get is a Canon EOS 5D with a full-frame sensor — perfect for landscape photography. Unfortunately I don’t have an extra $3,799.00 to spend on a hobby that makes a little bit of money.

Posted in Photography at 11:31 AM