jus728 4:00pm, 27 April 2009
Bingo Cameras sounds like a scam shop and they have a terrible seller rating www.resellerratings.com/store/Bingo_Cameras

The other reason is you aren't gaining all that much jumping to a 50D from a 40D IMHO.

Yes the LCD is much, much nicer but not enough to warrant an upgrade.

This is personal opinion of course.

The following was taken from DPREVIEW.com's test comparisons.


"Let's start by comparing the 50D to the 40D which is still part of the current Canon line of DSLRs. The step from the EOS 40D's ten megapixels to the EOS 50D's fifteen megapixels equates to 864 more horizontal columns and 576 vertical rows. In theory this means an increase in resolution of just over 20% in each dimension. In practice the picture looks different though. As we've mentioned previously in this review, in terms of per pixel sharpness the 50D cannot keep up with its older sibling and shows only very marginally more detail (despite the fact that Canon told us the strength of the AA filter remains unchanged for the new model). In fact, the 50D's output and a 40D image scaled up to match are virtually indistinguishable (thanks to Picture Style the tone and color responses between these two cameras is as good as identical).

Finally let's take a look a the raw output of the EOS50D next to the ten megapixel 40D. Removing any in-camera noise reduction and processing the images using Adobe Camera Raw (without NR) gives us the nearest thing to a 'level playing field' for assessing the relative noise levels of the two cameras' sensors. Despite the fact that the 50D is the newer camera it shows visibly more chroma and luminance noise than the 40D. Considering the 50D's much more tightly packed sensor (4.5 MP/cm² vs 3.1 MP/cm² on the 40D) this comes hardly as a surprise. It would have been unreasonable to expect Canon's engineers to overcome the laws of physics. "

Hope that helps.

But if you are lusting for anew camera and have the scratch, why not?
maxcaven Posted 9 years ago. Edited by maxcaven (moderator) 9 years ago
bingocamreas a long with a lot of other online 'retailers' are scam sites, you buy the camera, and get a call a few days later, they tell you they need to sell you other accessorizes, that are grossly over priced and you end up paying a lot more. if you don't want the accessorizes, they will just cancel the order. it's best to stick to the trusted places on the net, b&h, amazon, adaroma ect. if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

quote from reseller ratings - www.resellerratings.com/store/Sonic_Cameras

"Thanks to this site I was tipped off about SONICCAMERAS.COM. I was nearly through with my $1700.00 order for a Nikon D700 when I got that uneasy feeling. I called them and spoke to some belligerent a-hole for 30-seconds before realizing SONIC is a complete scam. But wait...there's more! Quickly thereafter I found BINGOCAMERAS.COM, and I was already suspicious. The bingocqameras.com site has many of the same sidebar graphics as soniccameras.com and, sure enough, when I called it was the same idiot from Soniccameras. It looks like you guys have fingered these crooks out, and now they're trying to change the look to keep the rip-off alive....Thanks to all who posted, Way to go!!!"
maxcaven 9 years ago
gosh darnit shawn, you beat me to it.
jus728 9 years ago
fair enough, thanks for the info. I was just looking around and found that. I think I will just keep saving my money for some more glass for now. thanks again see you tomorrow.
jus728 Posted 9 years ago. Edited by jus728 (member) 9 years ago
wow thanks for that yeah I have never got anything from "off brand" sites, and i think i will keep it that way
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