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Old 05-09-2007, 10:48 PM
Littlewhite Littlewhite is offline
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Default Somebody could help me...?

I will buy a new camera in a few days, and I have checked a lot of technical features of digital reflexes that are into my range of budget and above all my actual know-how, but improvable with new lenses or other that I will need to use.
I have two item to discuss: [1]CANON EOS 350D 18-55 and [2]NIKON D40 18-55, they are quite similar for several features, but there is a difference on the sensor.
[1] CMOS 22,2 X 14,8 mm and 8 million effective pixels
[2] CCD RGB 23,7 X 15,6 mm and 6,1 million effective pixels

a)Which is the difference between CCD and CMOS?
b)[1] has more pixels in smaller area, and [2] less pixels in a larger area. Which is better?
c) Have any other advice on one or other of this two devices?

Thanks to all TE people for help.
Violetta
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

Quickest answer - do a google search for CCD V CMOS. You'll find hundreds of sites explaining the difference.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question362.htm
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:09 PM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

I've answered in your TN thread here
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

Canon EOS 350D
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

That Nikon model is not a real competitor for the Canon 350D. The differences are much more than just the sensor... Go for the Canon.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:50 PM
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Thanks to all friends that give me the help I needed, you are very kind & useful to drive me to my choice.
Many many thanks!!
Violetta
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:28 AM
kinginexile kinginexile is offline
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

Really, try to go for the 400D, or XTi Canon model, which has much improvement from the 350D, bigger pixels, faster AF, dust remover, better exposure (350D over-exposes easily) and retails, at least in US, for about only 100$ dollars more.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:38 AM
Emiel_Skyfreak Emiel_Skyfreak is offline
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Default Re: Somebody could help me...?

Don't forget the bigger-than-stamp-size-LCD-screen on the back!
I would really never want anything as small as 1,8" anymore..since I'm used to 2,5" on my Pentax.
The father of my girlfriend has a 350D and I don't like the screen, which is just small.

bigger pixels? nope, only more, but for certain smaller pixels.
And the 400D is also a bit less noise than the 350D, which was allready doing a good job on noise issues, if I'm right..
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:53 PM
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...and this morning I bought my new Canon EOS 400D. I will pass next days to learn to use her, and I have only to thank you for friendly techical support.
I wish you all a nice weekend.
Violetta
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