Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
I think if you want to do photography as a hobby on the side or just get more out of your camera then you could with a P&S the Digital Rebel is a great camera to get. But if you want to be able to just carry a camera in your pocket and take a few snapshots a P&S is the way to go.<br><br>Here are some advantages of the Digital Rebel (and any SLR)<br><br>- Optical viewfinder, you get what you see.<br>- Interchangeable lenses, you could have 1 or 50.<br>- Noise, or lack of it. Much better then P&S here.<br>- Dynamic range, you will be less likely to blow out highlights with a D-SLR.<br>- AF speed, much faster. <br>- Manual focusing, you can actually do it on an SLR. <br>- Overall more flexibility with flashes and other accessories<br><br>Downsides of the Rebel:<br>- Images will require post processing to get the most out of them. not nearly as much done in camera.<br>- Large image files, at 6MP RAW you can get pretty big files (for CF card storage at least)<br>- Big, not nearly as portable as a P&S camera.<br>- Limited features compared to other D-SLRs. You can't choose the AF mode (for still or action AF), and you can't choose the metering mode (only Matrix). But this is only if you need those things.<br>-Expensive, obviously.<br><br>
#122230 - 12/08/0311:52 AM(Dail-up users: big files)
Sorry I'm just getting to this, Giz. Been in meetings all day.<br>Here's a few that I use as DT pix, so they've been res'd down to 72 DPI, but you'll get an idea of the image/color capabilities of the Cannon.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Thanks everyone for the advice... after looking at some of these photos from 4MP cameras, I'm wondering if I even need a 5MP camera, let alone the 6.3MP Canon Rebel... ugh, so much to consider!<br><br>The largest photo I can see myself printing from the camera is 8x10, so I'm not really sure if I need the full 5MP.<br><br> What?<br>Visit Me!
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There's a big difference with image quality between D-SLR and P&S even when you don't consider the MP's. Noise is a huge issue, and the ability to have a shallow DOF with an SLR is important for portraits. Here's an example of shallow DOF (area in focus):<br><br>This isn't mine, but i forgot where i got it from. <br><br><br>
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