Thread: Canon 40D
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:15 PM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Default Re: Canon 40D

My point is that regardless of the results the comparison makes no sense.

If you buy a Ferrari 595, of course it'll go faster than a Ford Focus. If you want a Ferrari, and can afford the Ferrari, then obviously you'll buy the Ferrari. If you can only afford a Focus, then that's what you'll get.

The D3 is a camera specifically designed to produce low noise images at high ISO; for a price. So that's what it does.

The 40D is a mass market camera designed for mass use. So no, noise levels probably aren't as good as the D3 at high ISO; but it does cost you 4.5x less.

The 20D was a camera aimed at the same market as the 40D but over four years ago. It's obsolete, and you can't buy any new ones. So it's irrelevant to the vast majority of people unless they already have one.

The closest Canon model to compare with the D3 is the 1Dmk3; but they're not exact competitors either.

Or they could compare the 40D with the Nikon D80/D90; that would also be a good comparison.

Comparing the D3 to a 40D is just silly. I may as well compare the 40D with a Panasonic LZ5. Or a turnip.

Maybe it would help if I could understand the original article? I can't read Portuguese, and after running it through Google translate, I don't think they can either ;)
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