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Anonymous
April 26, 2005 9:54:01 AM

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Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon Digital
Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see it
looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with the
Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been planning on
purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will come
out with a successor to the D70. :) 
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 3:59:44 PM

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<newsbirdie2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon Digital
> Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
> preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see it
> looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with the
> Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been planning on
> purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will come
> out with a successor to the D70. :) 

The D50 was meant to serve as the entry level Nikon digital body. The D70
is the model that you should be comparing to the XT.
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 3:59:45 PM

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True211 wrote:
>
> <newsbirdie2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1114520041.539712.129500@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> > Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon Digital
> > Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
> > preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see it
> > looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with the
> > Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been planning on
> > purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will come
> > out with a successor to the D70. :) 
>
> The D50 was meant to serve as the entry level Nikon digital body. The D70
> is the model that you should be comparing to the XT.

Why so? Both EOS-350D and Nikon D50 are light, plasticky
entry models for entry or budged constrained photographers.
They compare perfectly.

Thomas
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April 26, 2005 10:57:10 PM

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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 11:59:44 -0400, "True211" <true211@gmail.com>
wrote:

><newsbirdie2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1114520041.539712.129500@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>> Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon Digital
>> Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
>> preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see it
>> looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with the
>> Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been planning on
>> purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will come
>> out with a successor to the D70. :) 
>
>The D50 was meant to serve as the entry level Nikon digital body. The D70
>is the model that you should be comparing to the XT.
>
Or the D70s which is to be released very soon.......
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 7:30:40 PM

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<newsbirdie2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon Digital
> Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
> preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see it
> looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with the
> Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been planning on
> purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will come
> out with a successor to the D70. :) 

Your hunch is right.

How about buying a used 300D and save the money on a better lens? Would you
rather have the 350D with the kit lens or the 300D with a 70-200 f/4 L? One
is wide and one is tele but that L lens is so nice.
Anonymous
April 28, 2005 4:18:25 PM

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ThomasH <henrymot@coco.net> wrote:
>>
>> The D70 is the model that you should be comparing to the XT.
>
> Why so? Both EOS-350D and Nikon D50 are light, plasticky
> entry models for entry or budged constrained photographers.
> They compare perfectly.

Here is info from photozone.de/active/feature/dslrs.jsp
showing that the D50 has significant advantages such as
better low-light AF, faster flash sync, 2nd curtain flash,
more custom functions, and bigger LCD.


Canon 350D Nikon D50
----- -----
sensor Canon CMOS Sony CCD
resolution 3456x2304 3008x2000
chipSize 22.2x14.8mm 23.7x15.6mm
cropFactor 1.6x 1.5x
ISO_range 100-1600 200-1600
AF_sensors 7 1+ 5 1+
AF_range .5/18 EV -1/19 EV
metering seg,ctr,ptl seg,ctr,spot
meterRange 2/20 EV 0/20 EV
exposureComp +-2 in .3/.5 +-5 in .3/.5
shutter 1/4000-30s,B 1/4000-30s,B
bracketing yes yes
mirrorLockup no no
DOF_preview yes yes
flashSystem E-TTL II Nikon 3D II
flashXsync 200 500
HiSpeedSync yes no
2ndCurtain ? yes
flashComp +-2 in .3/.5 -1/+3 in .3/.5
hotshoe/PC yes/no yes/no
onboardFlash 13 (18mm) 11 (28mm)
viewfinder pentamirror roof-mirror
VFcoverage 95% 95%
magnification .8x .75x
viewfindrInfo AF,AEL,A,T,F,AEB AF,AEL,A,T,F,AEB
diopterAdj yes yes
programs PASM,8 PSAM,7
customFunc 9 20
frames/sec 3 2.5
burstRate 14 12
battery LiOn NB-2LH LiOn EN-EL3
memoryType CF 1 & 2 SD
connectivity USB2 HS USB2 HS
imageFormats JPEG, RAW JPEG,RAW
LCD_size 1.8" 115000pix 2.0" 130000pixel
bodyMaterial plastic plastic
weight 485g 540g
sizeWxHxD 126x94x64mm 133x102x76mm
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 9:36:53 AM

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> > Has anyone done a comparison between the Nikon D50 vs. Canon
Digital
> > Rebel XT? I know the D50 was just announced but there is already a
> > preview at dpreview.com. I read over the specs and from what I see
it
> > looks like a scaled down D70 and doesn't look like it competes with
the
> > Canon DR XT at all. I'm in the market and so far I've been
planning on
> > purchasing the Canon DR XT. I know as soon as I do, Nikon will
come
> > out with a successor to the D70. :) 
>
> Your hunch is right.
>
> How about buying a used 300D and save the money on a better lens?
Would you
> rather have the 350D with the kit lens or the 300D with a 70-200 f/4
L? One
> is wide and one is tele but that L lens is so nice.

I don't want to buy a used 300D because I want to buy a DSLR that I
plan to keep for a long time. I think buying used is risky, you never
know if it's been dropped, etc. I have considered the 300 and using
the firmware hack, but I think for an extra $200 it's probably better
to just get the 350. I like the smaller size of the 350 and the
lighter weight, but I read a review of the kit lens and it seems the
lens on the 350 is not as good as the kit lens on the 300. :( 

The lens you mention is $579.95 which is a bit more than I want to
spend at first. I was planning on getting the 350 with the 50m 1.4
since I want to do a lot of indoor portraits and after having an
Olympus C-3040Z I really appreciate a fast lens. I also would like the
kit lens for the wide angle and then the 28-135mm. These two lenses
come out to about $700 but that gives me two lenses. I know I want the
50mm prime, and I figure I can always sell the 28-135mm if I want to
upgrade to the 70-200mm later.

-Michael
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 9:37:42 AM

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Have you seen any specs? I haven't heard of this model or any other
D70 successor.
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 5:25:56 PM

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It's prominently featured at www.nikonusa.com

Tom
<newsbirdie2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Have you seen any specs? I haven't heard of this model or any other
> D70 successor.
>
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 3:45:54 PM

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Greetings all,
How about weight-wise? Which of these two (D50, 350D; or three
considering the D70), has the lightest weight with the kit lens, can
account for hand shake (or turbulence), and takes good shots during the
day and night?

Would I be better off buying a 'cheap' body and then a lens with image
stabilization? I know there are gyro-stabilizers for the cameras, but
I'm not at that level and don't think I'll ever be-this is a hobby, not
a profession for me. I've looked at the 17-85mm IS lens from Canon and
can only think how heavy and off-balance it appears to be when attached
to the Rebel. Is there a lens in the smaller ranges that have IS?

Thanks for all thoughts and comments.

Jedi Nein
*warning* amateur photographer at large
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 4:06:14 PM

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In article <1116182754.303175.95610@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
"Jedi Nein" <eagle3352@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Greetings all,
> How about weight-wise? Which of these two (D50, 350D; or three
> considering the D70), has the lightest weight with the kit lens, can
> account for hand shake (or turbulence), and takes good shots during the
> day and night?
>
> Would I be better off buying a 'cheap' body and then a lens with image
> stabilization? I know there are gyro-stabilizers for the cameras, but
> I'm not at that level and don't think I'll ever be-this is a hobby, not
> a profession for me. I've looked at the 17-85mm IS lens from Canon and
> can only think how heavy and off-balance it appears to be when attached
> to the Rebel. Is there a lens in the smaller ranges that have IS?
>
> Thanks for all thoughts and comments.
>
> Jedi Nein
> *warning* amateur photographer at large

Neither the Nikon or Canon will give you anti-shake without paying big bucks for an
IS/VR lens. The Canon IS lenses seem to generally be cheaper than the Nikon VR lenses.

Another solution is the Minolta Maxxum 7d, which initially costs more than the XT or
D50/70, but includes anti-shake technology in the body, making all lenses stabilized.
If you plan on buying several lenses with IS/VR, then the D7 would probably end up
being the cheapest way to go.

Bob B.
May 15, 2005 10:57:29 PM

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With any large lens you shift your grip to the lens and the body is
essentially an attachment.
Go with Canon which has at least ten IS lenses and is way ahead of
everyone else on the technology. You can get Canon IS lenses everything from
consumer priced versions to extremely high priced professional teles.

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"Jedi Nein" <eagle3352@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings all,
> How about weight-wise? Which of these two (D50, 350D; or three
> considering the D70), has the lightest weight with the kit lens, can
> account for hand shake (or turbulence), and takes good shots during the
> day and night?
>
> Would I be better off buying a 'cheap' body and then a lens with image
> stabilization? I know there are gyro-stabilizers for the cameras, but
> I'm not at that level and don't think I'll ever be-this is a hobby, not
> a profession for me. I've looked at the 17-85mm IS lens from Canon and
> can only think how heavy and off-balance it appears to be when attached
> to the Rebel. Is there a lens in the smaller ranges that have IS?
>
> Thanks for all thoughts and comments.
>
> Jedi Nein
> *warning* amateur photographer at large
>
!