Not sure how this happened, but my two and a half year old Canon Rebel died. It will not turn on and so I am left with the big question: Do I spend $100 to have to ‘assessed’ (with a high probability of it being very costly to fix) or do I simply buy a new one.
After much deliberation and a few conversations with various camera shops, I have decided to buy a new one. This leads to a whole new process of which to buy? This can be quite the confusing process – so much information, so many choices and so many different reviews. As I now have two lenses, do I stay with Canon or go with Nikon and abandon my investment?
In the end the best web site for reviews appears to be the Digital Camera Review web site. It is amazing with up to 30 pages of reviews per camera covering every nuance.
I stated the journey doing a like for like (Canon 400D). Then I moved to the unit one level up (Canon 40D), but was hesitant as it is bigger. I also questioned, why is it 2X the price of the 400D? A little research uncovered that the 400D is being discounted because a new model was announced a few weeks ago with most of the 40D features and a smaller size: The Canon 450D. Confused yet? I was. Now I am not. That is the one … I think?
On an even sadder note, I was forced to take Barcelona with a tiny little point and click, what a travesty (smile).