Originally Posted by ys
It all depends on your price range, other priorities ( like weight over quality, smart automode software or variety of manual tunings.
But other than that. As soon as digital Canon Rebel is launched next week, things will never be the same.
yes, the Canon EOS 1 DS costs about $10,000, body only
I actually think that the Canon Rebel, and other similar models are a waste of money.
You either spend little money and buy a point and shot, or go for the real thing.
The canon rebel is a low end SLR digital camera, but for what it does it's overpriced.
First of all, as most digital cameras, the sensor is NOT 35 mm, which means you can't take wide angle photos properly, that are probably the most common photos people take, they are ok for telephoto (it you spend the money in the lenses) but really, for that price you can get an excellent film camera, with zoom lenses included and unless you take a lot of photos the cost of developping film won't upset the price.
Now, if you are a proffessional photographer or and advanced amateur and have the bugs, the choise must be the Canon EOS DS.
With a whopping 11 megapixes resolution, it produces perfect pictures, as good as the best film camera, even for prints.
it's compatible with all Canon's high end lenses and the sensor IS 35 mm that means you can take wide angle photos as well as with a film camera.
It's a little overpriced and nevermind when you want to add the telephoto or ultrawide angle lenses but right now, it's the only one that can be compared to a high-end film camera.
otherwise, I would go just for a point and shot camera, with a 3x optical zoom and between 3 and 4 megapixels.
Maybe I'll win the lotery and will be able to buy the EOS