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10D, 100D or 700D body/lens/flash combo for 'cuteness' and usability?

10D/24-105L/580EX
100D/24-105/built-in flash
700D/24-105/built-in flash
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10D, 100D or 700D?
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:32:33 AM »
My wife wants a DSLR to replace her IXUS point & shoot, partly because some of her friends have SLRs ... so a sort of "keeping up with the Jones's" ... but mainly for better IQ. Main use will be shooting at parties and sharing the images with her friends on Facebook (although I might just borrow it on occasion as a walk around camera for non-professional use).

I already have a number of spare Canon lenses and was thinking of donating my 24-105L to her and thus limiting the financial outlay to 'body only'. It would also have better IQ than any of the 100D/700D kit lenses.

I was also thinking I might donate my old 10D, which has been sitting in a cupboard unused for the last 8 or 9 years (so no financial outlay at all other than to buy some new batteries, as the originals have died - you might consider this a 'cheapskate' option but the IQ from the 10D is still as superb as it ever was and 6mp should be more than enough resolution for the intended purpose). The only drawbacks might be that the 10D doesn't shoot video and possibly more significant it doesn't have any built-in flash, so I'd have to either donate my old 580EX or buy a new one. The need for an external flash unit would also make the whole rig quite large and cumbersome and not really what might be described as 'cute' (my wife likes 'cute')

I'm thinking that the 100D might be a better option because it's small and 'cute' and has built-in flash and video. It also has cute Kids, Food and Candlelight modes which might appeal.

There again, the 700D doesn't cost significantly more and might be better balanced with the 24-105L lens? It also has a 'cute' and useful vari-angle rear LCD screen. Also, AF has 9 cross-type points versus 1 cross-type point on the 100D, which might be an advantage for shooting in dimly lit party venues?

So, I'll be grateful for your thoughts - on a limited budget for the purpose described above (effectively a high quality 'point and shoot' for my wife and an occasional walk-around camera for myself) which do you think would be the optimal balance between financial outlay and usability?

1. ('cheapskate' option) 10D body, 24-105L, 580EX, a couple of replacement batteries

2. 100D body, 24-105L

3. 700D body, 24-105L

4. some other option (bearing in mind that my wife has her heart set on a DSLR)?


 


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10D, 100D or 700D?
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:32:33 AM »

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:40:24 AM »
Option 1 unless she doesn't want that kind of weight.  :)

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 08:29:36 AM »
Option 2 but with the kit lens if you stay with a DSLR.  The 18-55 range is more useful than the 24-105 for parties and is smaller and lighter.  She could always "borrow" your lenses for a specific purpose, but the 100D with the kit lens is compact and light.  Most women I know prefer the more compact option even if it has fewer features.  The camera that is small enough that they don't mind carrying is the one that gets used... which is why I got my wife the EOS-M.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 08:31:23 AM »
Ask you wife which option she wants.

I also have a question for you given the spare equipment you have sitting around:  The minute your wife said she was interested in a DSLR, why didn't you just offer her the 10D with the 24-105 as something to try out with the understanding that if she likes the DSLR experience, you'll help her pick something new out as a present? And of course you can constrain the options she has to choose from but I doubt she'll go all full frame on you.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 08:56:30 AM »
The Q menu and touch interface on the 100D and 700D are nice to help new users.   

This spring I was faced with a similar situation and tried to get my wife to use my backup 40D - she was intimidated by it.   We ended up with a 650D as the 100D was announced but not available at the time.  She likes it a lot and likes the video capabilities.   Unfortunately she keeps taking "my" 17-40L as she likes the feel of it over the 18-55.
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 08:58:49 AM »
The 10D does have a built-in flash. I know cause I still use my 10D time to time.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 09:05:45 AM »
100D with 40mm pancake. 24-105 is wayyy too heavy for that camera. The STM 18-55 kit isn't bad either. It's light, fairly compact, and versatile for most things. IQ is alright..
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 09:05:45 AM »

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 09:08:43 AM »
The 10D does have a built-in flash. I know cause I still use my 10D time to time.

Maybe the internal flash on the OP's 10D is broken, but as you say, the 10D definitely has one...
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 09:21:37 AM »
I vote in SL1 (100D) with 18-55 STM lens as it has adequate size and weight, very good IQ and mechanical surprisingly superior compared to any previous kit lens. If she wishes, will have 24-105L, but I doubt very much that he wants.
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 09:25:24 AM »
Main use will be shooting at parties

I already have a number of spare Canon lenses and was thinking of donating my 24-105L to her and thus limiting the financial outlay to 'body only'. It would also have better IQ than any of the 100D/700D kit lenses.

Yes, the 24-105L would have better IQ wide open than the 18-55, although not as much better as you might be thinking.  Not sure if 100D + 18-135mm STM kits are available where you are (they aren't in the USA but since you call it the 100D and refer to IXUS P&S, I infer that you're not in the USA) - that kit lens actually delivers better IQ at the long end than the 24-105L, even giving the 24-105L the benefit of stopping down to f/5.6 (TDP comparison).

The real issue with the 24-105L is that on APS-C it gives a FF equivalent of 38mm.  Not sure which IXUS she has, but most of the recent ones start at 28mm or even 24mm FFeq…I'm not sure she'd be happy giving up the wide angle, particularly since you mention indoor use. 

So, my vote goes to a 100D body (for the small size) and either the 18-135mm STM lens, the 18-55mm STM lens for cost savings, or if you want to splurge and one-up the Joneses, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS which gives better low light performance and IMO is the best general purpose zoom for APS-C.
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 10:37:00 AM »
Yes, the 10D is a great camera for free! And it does have a flash, if it's working. The other real problem with the 10D though is it isn't compatible with EF-S lenses, the 20D and the Rebel were the first ones with that compatibility. Otherwise, for no money my money would be on the 10D.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 10:49:31 AM »
I bought my wife the 100D Kit with the 18-55 and the 55-250.  She loves the fact that she can just toss everything in her bag and go.

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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »
Why not the Eos M package with a EF lens adapter ?

I believe if you let her choose, she will definitely pick this combo.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 03:34:53 PM »
you might want to consider a 60D - they are inexpensive these days.  But, there is no shame in starting out with the cheap option to see if she likes using DSLRs.
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 03:51:06 PM »
In all honesty, the only opinion that matters is your wife's.  Since you have many of the cameras and lenses, she can try them out.  For the uses you have outlined, each camera and lens that you have considered is probably far beyond what she needs in terms of IQ.  I would opt for the lightest and most convenient (pop-up flash compared to flash unit).  The 24-105 lens seems to be way over the top - even I don't like carrying around that much weight. 

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 03:51:06 PM »