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EOS 10D was our first DSLR camera. Worked great back then, and is still working fine. It will serve perfectly well as an entry to the Canon series digital machine world, a hobby photographer, or someone with no extra needs on image size, like printing.
The camera creates 6 Megapixel images, that are good even for A4 size printing. It is designed in such way that photos taken are slightly softer than our expectations were, and it is not based on lens used (although it helps a lot). The ISO is also it's best for the image if used at 100 or 200. ISO 400 will give you somewhat more pixelated images, but still good.
Also, if you are into sports, and you really need some speed on the consecutive shoots, you might consider another from the Canon's series. But if you can keep it still, and wait out the perfect moment, that 3fps up to 9 frames is right enough to catch the action, if you have a fast card.
Since it's LCD view is small, you will eventually see most of your image crystal sharp and ready-to.print, but you will need to re-assure yourself by looking at them on your PC as well, as it can turn out some images will not be exactly as seen on the view.
But considering that any good photographer should not be a trigger happy person that will take 100 images to have only one right - you will also build consciousness in this filed, what and how to photo, thus paying attention to the setting, focus, and final image.
Only metering mode missing is Spot, but the camera is more than usable without it as well.
Basically I used a few applications to enhance the colours, sharpness and - when needed - to create a more smooth image, when grain was not welcome.
Not to mention that had several fashion, portfoio building and wedding sessions shoot with 10D and after some basic retouching, all customers were 100% satisfied with it. Thus I say it is more than a welcome to posess one.
We now purchased a 60D, but I made an oath, that 10D will be kept and maintained as long as parts can be found for it - and used from time to time - so worth considering it for any previously stated reasons.
This chamber very much approaches for beginners in a photo art. On a private experience I know - an ideal variant, покрайней to a measure, personally to me has very much helped. I used it for work in the newspaper, at the very beginning of career growth. The chamber very much even is good. That the menu simple enough, but there and then a minus - it only in English is important for the beginner, and I in this language am not strong. It was not pleasant to me: very long time interval has time to pass between pressing of the trigger button before shutter operation. And still a minus that at an auto focus only five points and they долговато are directed on necessary обьект, in репортиажной to filming. Thus the trigger button strongly "brakes". That yet it was not pleasant to me in this моделе - in it at all is absent батарейный the block. Why its corporation "NIKON" simply hasn't developed that. Heard that there is what that the Chinese block, but it without the trigger button on a chamber vertical. Range ISO is developed only for fans, excuse, but this my opinion. As for landscape and studio filming, this фотик is very even not bad, and to use this chamber for sports - I do not advise. Simply at speed in three shots for a second, расчитывать on good filming in movement it is not necessary. But, for this purpose who wants to buy the chamber for аматорской filming, a wonderful variant. Though, I will notice that апарат already out-of-date model, it is possible to find very poorly more expensively, but already with поновее functions.
I purchased this as my entry into DSLR from point and shoot. I chose it due to the positive reviews on Dpreview.com, here and elsewhere. Older things are sometimes better made than newer things and this holds true for this camera. Although "only 6.3 mexapixel", I had decided that quick focus and lack of shutter delay was more important to me than higher pixels and a lesser build quality. The magnesium alloy construction makes the camera feel solid. It quickly shoots images of fast moving small children. I "caught images" of them never before seen, and they are 16 months old. Fun fun. I would definitely recommend picking up a vertical battery grip as it stabilizes the heavy camera. Also, get a delkin card reader which whips your images right onto your hard drive. I picked up a new Canon 50 mm 1.8 II lens and a used 28-105 3.5-4.5 (original 5 blade aperture version). Very happy with the 50 mm 1.8 on this camera and still learning to use the zoom. You will be WAY BETTER OFF buying this used camera and building a little package of your own, than picking up a newer plastic version with a junkie kit lens. Also, go with a generic charger (I chose synergy) because they are $20 whereas Canon is $50 and the $20 works just fine. If you have the grip you will be charging two batteries, back to back, which will definitely take at least five hours, but big deal. Do it overnight. I have not "needed" an external flash, but I plan to purchase one to elevate indoor shooting and I have been told Metz, for $240, is the way to go.
Only problem is, this is addictive, and I'll probably upgrade to a 60D when I can afford it! Meanwhile, the kiddos look great!!!
The Canon 10D was my first digital SLR. I have always had A soft spot for it. Not only because it was my first but also because it takes great pictures. When you hold the 10D in your hand it feels very rugged and strong. There A perfect choice for someone who wants to seriously get into photography and not spend a ridiculous amount of money. I am writing this on 11/20/2010 and both my 10D's work great and are 10 or more years old. Alot of people decide they want to try photography and spend over $1000.00 and the camera ends up in the bag getting hardly any use at all. Or the person loses interest completely and ends up selling the camera and losing alot of what they paid. The Canon 10D is the perfect entry level DSLR. They last and take great pictures. Try not to get caught up in the Megapixel game because 5 to 10 megapixels is all A hobbyist photographer really needs. 5 to 10 megapixels print beautiful 8"by 10" prints and I have printed many beautiful prints with my Canon 10D. Remember your gonna also need to buy lenses and lenses are very important for DSLR camera's. My advise to someone starting out would be a Canon 50mm. There about $100 new or A 18-55mm for a little more to start out with.Lenses do get expensive so shop around here on Ebay. Sigma lenses for Canon DSLR's are excellent lenses and nicely priced as well. I hope this helped you.**GOOD LUCK**
I purchased the Canon EOS 10D DSLR as my entry into digital photography. Previously I had been shooting with a Canon EOS 3 Film SLR. There isn't a direct comparison between the models as the EOS 3 is more a pro level camera than the 10D, this is evident in the 10Ds inclusion of an on-board flash. The shooting speed is adequate for most of my purposes, although I'm going to avoid sports photography with it as the 3 frames a second is just a bit too long between frames for me for that purpose. Although it may be anecdotal, the on-board flash sensors in the hot-shoe have a tendency to get stuck after removing an external flash from the hot-shoe, although easily remedied I would take it into account as it happened to me several times so far.
The camera performs admirably and image quality is top-notch. It accepts most of my lenses from my film days and the ones that don't work can be chipped by the manufacturer to update them for compatibility. My main complaint about the camera is the on-board flash. If it's not the sensor then it is projecting shadows from my larger lenses into the frame.
Bring an external flash
Awesome, even despite its age. I've had sixteen digital cameras since Sony came out with the DSC-P30 1.3 megapixel back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and this is still one of the best I've used, period. Once you get used to the custom functions like aperture and shutter priority, and manual mode, you can get it do most everything you need it to. If you’re looking for a simple point and shoot, save your money and buy something else, because you’ll never scratch the surface of what this thing can do. I’m pretty sure the main reason for this is the size and quality of the Canon APS-C CMOS sensor. My wife’s Canon 10.0 megapixel point and shoot with 1/2.3 CCD sensor still doesn’t produce the quality images that the Canon 10D can, even though it’s only 6.3 megapixels. The only thing I had to hunt for was getting the flash to shoot second curtain (flash goes off just before shutter closes) as it’s buried in the custom functions. My Olympus just requires hitting a couple of buttons. You should get a copy of Canon’s Digital Photo Professional to edit the pics for sure though. I use it mainly for saturation, contrast, and sharpness, but not barrel distortion or shift. For that, I downloaded a program called Shift N written by Marcus Hebel free off the internet. It seems to work better.
I use Canon to shoot the images I do of Classic Cars and Race Cars. I love it because it is digital and it is an older model and it is inexpensive to replace if destroyed on a shoot. I have two now and I will get another one soon. All my lenses are inter-changable and I don't need to get new lenses. I have shot film for over 30+ years and digital cuts out alot of the expense. There are newer models of this camera now available and much better than this one if you need higher quality or faster shooting. I just happen to like this model and it works for me. Being an older model, they are easier and cheaper to get your hands on. So if you are not sure if you want to switch to digital and don't want to spend alot of cash to figure it out, pick up a 10D and experiment before outing the cash for a newer version of this camera.
This is an excellent camera, with the heft and feel of a professional device. It is a bit dated now, with only 6.3MP, but I didn't buy it for billboard-sized pictures. My purchase was a IR converted camera as I wanted to experiment with IR photography without the hassle of a very dark filter over the lens. I am very pleased with the decision as with the conversion it is just like using any of the other cameras, only you get the IR image. All the digital advantages are there, immediate feedback, ease of post processing, and free shooting. An unexpected benefit was with the smaller file size the older 1 and 2GB CF cards that were laying around are now finding new use. It's hard to go wrong with Canon equipment and this unit, although a bit long in the tooth works fine and was cheaper than sending one of mine in for the conversion. My only concern was with shutter life and I suppose I'll just have to wait and see. I think the cycles quoted are conservative.
The Canon EOS 10D is an ageing workhorse. Ruggedly built, with a great build quality, This simple-to-use digital SLR takes full advantage of the EF line of Canon lenses and has enough useful features to keep any amateur photog happy. Its 6.3 megapixel sensor, now dwarfed by the 20+ megapixels seen today, is perfectly adequate for most enlargements. Just be aware that, due to the small physical size of the sensor, lenses will be somewhat "longer" than you might expect from your 35mm experience.
Its somewhat limited feature set, compared to the newer Canon offerings, makes it easy to master digital photography and build competance (and confidence) relatively cheaply. 10Ds can be found on eBay for $200 or less- a true bargain! I have quite a few cameras, both 35mm and digital, and my favorites of them all are my 10 Ds.
I'm a person who shoots Canon 1D line of cameras but for years have had a Canon 10D in my bag as a nice backup. They are very well built and very good performers.
The one thing some younger shooters might find as a downside is the fact when you press the review button to see the image you just took it can take up to 2 seconds to see an image when shooting Raw.
On the plus side this keeps you less reliant on your LCD something new shooters truly should not be using as much anyhow.