Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss X
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cost $200.00 to get fixed
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have had my camera for a year and half, I had to send it to Virginia to get the sensors fixed $200.00 dollars later I get it back.. I talked to the tech. he told me to use an eraser, did that but nope it did not work.. when my camera was returned it had to be reprogramed at the repair shop in virginia that was all that was wrong with it not the sensors..
Summary: I have had this camera for a couple of years now and I really liked it until recently while I was in Italy and the camera wouldn't read my CF card. Fortunately, I got a full 4GB card full before it failed. When I got home I realized that one of the pins in the camera was bent and now Canon wants $220 to fix it...........ARGHHHH. Though no fault of my own, I have two San Disk CF cards and one of them goes in label up and the other one goes in label down...GO FIGURE?? WTF.
Summary: The problem with this camera is the pictures! And after all is said and done what else do you really care about? I bought this camera for my wife who is an avid amateur family photographer. She wanted something which would take a great quality photo of the things going on around her. There are plenty of super-portable, feature loaded minis to choose from these days. Any one of them can take a decent snap shot.
Summary: I purchases what I thought to be a "new" camera body. Upon receipt of the package and opening it, it was NOT new, but recently returned to amazon and still had the receipt from the previous purchaser. I can only hope that it was returned to some reason other than it was defective.
Summary: The body is capable of producing great quality, razor sharp images. Sadly the same quality does not extend to the standard 18-55 kit lens, either mechanically or optically. For example... - The inner lens tube wobbles all over the place, which makes you wonder what is actually holding it in position. - Accurate manual focusing is impossible due to the amazingly poor design and build. - The lens mount is plastic. - The optics are shockingly poor.
Summary: Pros: 1.Better hand grip 2.Nice 2.5 screen. 3.Faster burst 4.Solid CF card door. Neutral: 1. Proactive anti-dust. Haven't used long enough to tell the effectiveness 2. 9-point AF. No apparent improvement of the old 7 point AF. Nikon uses 11 pt AF and I heard its AF is worse than Canon... Con: 1. Freezes after consecutive flash shots or burst shots without flash. Freezes upto 1 minute. Apparently the old battery is not up for the job. 2.
Summary: The 400D is an absolutely cracking camera body which is capable of producing great quality, razor sharp images. So why do I give the 400D/std lens combo as measly 2 star rating? Because of the std kit lens I'm afraid. (I'd give the body alone 5 stars.) What bugs me here (on behalf of other consumers) is that the buyer of this std combo just will not be getting the true potential out of the 400D body because of the particularly poor quality of the std lens.
Summary: Having bought this camera and lugged it up an alp it was very diappointing to get back rather dark pictures - both on full auto and landscape - that were much worse than those my fellow mountaineers took with credit card sized gear they hardly noticed when not in use...
Summary: Die 400D bietet schon ziemlich viel Kamera für relativ wenig Geld. Für Einsteiger, Fotoanfänger oder Leute mit schmalem Geldbeutel sicher ein guter Kauf. Mir persönlich ist sie etwas zu unprofessionell, nicht mal amateurhaft. Daher habe ich sie zurückgeschickt, und ein Modell der 2-stelligen Klasse gewählt.