april 19, 2007

Over the weekend, our Canon Digital Rebel (EOS 300D) broke -- a CF pin broke. It would cost somewhere in the range of $200 to get it fixed. So, I got to order a new Canon Digital Rebel XTi (EOS 400D), yay! The camera arrived yesterday (free two-day shipping from Amazon) and the camera is great. I ran a few pictures through the camera already and it works great. The camera body of the 400D is a bit smaller than the 300D and I need to get used to that since I have big hands. The shutter sound is also different. I ordered just the 400D body (and not the kit since I already have a 18-55mm lens from the 300D kit) in black. I always thought the 300D would look so much more professional in black. The new system for shooting is neat, instead of an old style small LCD screen to show information, all information is now displayed on the main LCD -- which is nice because the information is much clearer. I also like the self-cleaning CMOS sensor feature, that's kind of a neat idea -- though, I think Olympus did something like this with their SLR a while back. More on the Canon Digital Rebel XTi soon!

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