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tom_stone

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Please Help Me Decide On My First Dslr

14 December 2009 - 05:42 PM

hey all. Im hoping to buy my first DSLR for christmas biggrin.gif (very excited) I have been looking at the Canon eos 450d (as im pretty used to canon eos cameras, both digital and 35mm) until recently when my friend pointed out that you can get a Canon eos 30d for around the same price on ebay. I was hoping to use it for rock gig photography and as i heard that the 450d does well in low light i was inclined towards that, however ive heard good things about the 30ds low light ability, and comparing the specs, it seems that as the 30d is a slightly older higher end Canon it trumps the 450d on everything but MP and Processor (oh and the 30d is abit chunkier but that doesnt bother me too much) so im very confused as to whether i should get the 450d (as i can buy new and not have to worry about faultyness) or risk it for a biscuit and get the 30d?

Thanks in advance for any help biggrin.gif
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Detailed item info CANON EOS 30d
Product MPN
MPN 1234B004

Key Features
Camera Type SLR/Professional
Resolution 8.5 Megapixel
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in.
Digital Zoom Without Digital Zoom
Weight 0.7 kg

Lens
Interchangeable Lens Interchangeable Lenses
35mm Zoom Lens 28 - 135 mm
Focus Type Autofocus & Manual Focus
Focus Range 13.78 in. (w)
Focal Length 17 - 85 mm

Image Quality
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Camera Resolution 8.5 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 1728 x 1152, 2544 x 1696, 3504 x 2336

Exposure Control
Aperture Range f4/f5.6 (w/t)
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 sec
White Balance Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Frames Per Second 5 Frames

Storage
Memory Type CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II
Compression Modes Fine, Normal, Uncompressed
Compression Type JPEG, Raw Image
File Size (High Res.) 8.7 MB (15 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.) 0.6 MB (about 213 images on 128MB card)

Flash
ISO Speeds 100, 1600, 3200, 400, Auto
Flash Type Built-In & External
Flash Functions Auto Flash

Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Optical (Through-the-lens)
LCD Screen With LCD Screen
LCD Screen Resolution 230,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position

Interfaces
Interface Type USB 2.0
Video Interface Video Out

Power Supply
Battery Type Proprietary Li-Ion
Battery Life 1,100 Images

Included Features
Self Timer 10 Sec., 2 Sec.
Built-in Microphone Without Built-in Microphone
Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount

System Requirements
Operating System Apple Mac OS 8, Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP

Dimensions
Height 10.7 cm
Width 14.5 cm
Depth 7.4 cm
Weight 0.7 kg

Miscellaneous
Family Line Canon EOS
Included Accessories Battery Charger, Neck Strap, Software, USB Cable, Video Cable
UPC 013803065114

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Detailed item info CANON EOS 450d
Product MPN
MPN 2757B003

Key Features
Camera Type SLR/Professional
Resolution 12.4 Megapixel
LCD Screen Size 3 in.
Digital Zoom Without Digital Zoom
Weight 0.48 kg

Lens
Interchangeable Lens Interchangeable Lenses

Image Quality
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Camera Resolution 12.4 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 2256 x 1504, 3088 x 2056, 4272 x 2848

Exposure Control
Shutter Speed 1/4000 - 30 sec
White Balance Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Frames Per Second 3.5 Frames

Storage
Memory Type SD Card, SDHC Card
Compression Modes Fine, Normal, Uncompressed
Compression Type DPOF 1.1, JPEG, Raw Image

Flash
ISO Speeds 100, 1600, 800, Auto
Flash Type Built-In & External
Flash Functions Auto Flash, Flash Off

Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Optical
LCD Screen With LCD Screen
LCD Screen Resolution 230,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position

Interfaces
Interface Type USB 2.0
Video Interface Video Out

Power Supply
Battery Type LP-E5

Included Features
Self Timer 12 Sec.

System Requirements
Operating System Apple Mac OS X, Apple Mac OS X 10, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

Dimensions
Height 9.7 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 6.1 cm
Weight 0.48 kg

Miscellaneous
Family Line Canon EOS
Included Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Driver, Software, Strap, USB Cable, Video Cable
UPC 013803096132
Release Date 2007