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Canon rebel xsi or Canon 40d

I don't know what the difference is. Someone told me that they were upgrading to the 40d because their Rebel couldn't do as much, I thought they were the same.??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • No, they are not the same:

    As you can see, the 40D is a semi-pro level camera while the XSI is an entry level camera. The 40D has a more extended ISO range, a faster max shutter speed, 6.5 frames per second compared to the XSI's 3.5fps, and a pentaprism viewfinder.

    The Rebel line are all entry level while the 10D-50D are enthusiast/semi-pro level and the 1D-5D are the professional level DSLRS.

    Nikon has the D40-D90 as the entry level cameras, with the D100-700 as the mid-level, and the D3 and D3x for professional level cameras.

    With Sony the a100-a350 are entry-level, the a700 is the mid-level and the a900 is the more professional level camera.

    The main difference is a more professional camera offers more metering for focus and exposure control and better features.

    Answer by casperskitty at 3:20 AM on Mar. 12, 2009

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