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fstopper89
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I have a Rebel T2i, a 40D, and recently (finally!) got a 5D Mark II. I’m assuming full-frame is out of your price range, from what you said, so that may be out of the question. The 40D I believe is now about 6 or maybe 7 years old. It’s 10 megapixels, and from what I hear you can still make a pretty large print. When I zoom in to edit those images though I feel I have less to work with as far as pixels. The 40D (and 50D, 60D) you can change the ISO in smaller increments, where the Rebel is 100, 200, 300, 400, etc. so you have a little less wiggle room. I believe the 40D has better sensors than the Rebel. The Rebel takes an SD card instead of the CF card, and SD cards are noticeably slower at saving images (so, when you do some continuous shooting, you have to pause briefly to let the images save to the card, it can be pretty annoying). SD cards do cost less than their CF counterparts. The Rebel t2i is a great little camera and 18 megapixels, which is quite nice. The Rebel is lighter weight but less durable because of that. Personally having both I cannot really tell you which is better of the two, as each as its advantages.

Brownie is right though, if you know what you’re doing you can get great images regardless of what camera you use. Full-frame naturally will allow for some better images though, but an idiot still can own a 5D and take horrible photos with it. I’ve seen stunning work done on a Rebel and personally I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful images with mine.