Canon 10D & 300D differences?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Toffee Babinski, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Heard that Canon have now launched the 300d.

    Any idea when it comes to the UK?

    What are the main differences in spec between the 10d and the 300d - the
    consumer Camera please?


    Toffee Babinski, Aug 29, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Nup, but maybe take a look at the canon uk site for a press release...
    Hmm... I think this has been covered a stack of times. Check the
    group for threads a week or so ago. Also check the sites that are
    around that point them out.

    Basically plastic body, 2.5fps for 4 frames... cant remember the
    others but they're the main ones.
    Scott Coutts, Aug 29, 2003
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  3. Check out this link:

    Paul Rickwood, Aug 29, 2003
  4. I read the overview and found this; LCD viewfinder
    1.8 inch (118,000 pixels), 5 step brightness adjustment
    1.8 inch (118,000 pixels), 5 step brightness adjustment

    There is no LCD viewfinder on my EOS 10D!!

    Ivan Pedersen, Aug 29, 2003
  5. Yes its confusingly worded although they do mention the optical viewfinder

    Paul Rickwood, Aug 29, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    Todd Walker, Aug 29, 2003
  7. No SL-digital has.

    Ivan Pedersen, Aug 29, 2003
  8. Why can't the camera pull the mirror out of the way to show you an LCD preview
    if someone wants it? Say, for quick point-and-shoot use? It doesn't seem like
    a hard feature to add.
    Ethan Trewhitt, Aug 29, 2003
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    Ken Alverson Guest

    The sensor the DSLRs use is not able to do live preview. It is a quality
    tradeoff, and they chose image quality over the ability to do live preview.

    Ken Alverson, Aug 29, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    No. Leaving aside the technical difficulty of grabbing continous images
    from a pro-quality image sensor, there's no LCD panel on the market that
    will give you an image as good as the one you get through a good optical
    Lionel, Aug 29, 2003
  11. Gotcha.
    Ethan Trewhitt, Aug 29, 2003
  12. Plastic body vs magnesium alloy body.

    No options for autofocus mode when operating in aperture priority, shutter
    priority, manual, or program modes on the 300D.

    Max ISO of 1600 vs max ISO of 3200.

    Mirrors instead of a pentaprism for the viewfinder.

    No mirror lock-up in the 300D.

    2.5 frames per second for 4 frames vs 3 frames per second for 9 frames.

    Partial (spot) metering only available in manual mode with 300D.

    No PC connector on the 300D.
    Tony Whitaker, Aug 30, 2003
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    Triple T Guest

    No PC connector???? You have to use a card reader or what?
    Triple T, Aug 30, 2003
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    Kenny Guest

    The PC terminal is for external flash trigger. I assume you are new to

    Kenny, Aug 30, 2003
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    W6DKN Guest

    A PC connector is used to connect an external flash or light strobes. A USB
    (or firewire) connector is used to connect to a computer...

    W6DKN, Aug 30, 2003
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    W6DKN Guest

    It was bound to happen once digi-SLR's came down to the consumer price
    levels... just wait until the 300D hits the retailers' shelves... :>)

    <<< Dan >>>
    W6DKN, Aug 30, 2003
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    Triple T Guest

    Well i'm glad ya all had a good laugh at my expense, keeps ya from laughing
    at someone else i guess. Never even seeing a SLR or having one i would have
    guessed a PC connection was someway to connect it to a PC. Like a USB or
    firewire. Made sense to me anyway. Maybe someday i'll be as smart as you
    Triple T, Aug 30, 2003
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    dslr Guest

    Just to put you out of your misery, a PC connection is for plugging in a
    cable to connect external flashguns or studio lighting ;-)
    dslr, Aug 30, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    If you're gonna hang around here (or any newsgroup for that matter,) you
    gotta get a thicker skin. My comment was that you demonstrated why a
    consumer grade DSLR doesn't have a PC connector -- because you don't
    even know what it is, therefore you have no use for it. No one was
    laughing at you. We were simply commenting on how far down the line of
    expertise the Digital Rebel is bringing digital SLRs. I think it's great
    and it is something that many here have been predicting for some time
    now. No offense was intended.

    Todd Walker
    Canon 10D:
    My Digital Photography Weblog:
    Todd Walker, Aug 31, 2003
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    Pat Chaney Guest

    I believe that there was a remote (LCD) viewfinder planned for the Contax N
    Digital but I donĀ¹t know if it ever made it into production.

    Pat Chaney, Aug 31, 2003
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