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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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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2013, 04:57:25 PM »
Wow, I wasn't expecting so many replies!

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to ponder my dilemma and offer their thoughts and opinions.

There's no clear winner at present, so I'm still pondering on it myself.

Whilst my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants. I'm inclined to agree though that a second-hand camera is not much of a gift, especially as I've now spotted some rust on the neck strap lugs :(

Regarding the pop-up flash, I've checked and sure enough the 10D does have a pop-up flash. I've either never used it/ realised it was there or the camera has been in the cupboard for so long that I just forgot. Unfortunately though, I've tried it out with the 24-105L lens attached and the pop-up flash is pretty useless as the lens is too long physically and casts a shadow on the image! I could buy a smaller lens for the 10D, but then for similar price I could buy a new body/lens kit. For various reasons then, I think we can rule out the 10D.

Opinions offered vary widely, but I'm beginning to err towards a compact with a decent sensor, the problem being that all of them have pros and cons so it's really difficult to choose!

I have a headache just considering all the options :(

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2013, 04:57:25 PM »

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2013, 06:11:36 PM »
... my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants.

From a feature standpoint, perhaps.  But ergonomics is a big factor - if you haven't already, maybe learn from Goldilocks...take her to a camera shop to handle several options. That might help narrow down the choices...
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2013, 10:03:21 PM »
I agree with those recommending a 100D and 18-55 STM or 18-135 STM lens.  The 100D is a terrific little camera that can do everything the 700D can in a smaller package.

An EOS-M with 22/2, 18-55 and 90EX flash is also a nice alternative if she feels a DSLR is too large.  The M's AF is certainly good enough for the OP's listed intended uses.
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2013, 02:27:37 AM »
... my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants.
From a feature standpoint, perhaps.  But ergonomics is a big factor - if you haven't already, maybe learn from Goldilocks...take her to a camera shop to handle several options. That might help narrow down the choices...

Big +1 ... ergonomics and the "feel" of the camera and menus is a major factor, if you're cross with your camera you even if the "specs" are terrific you will have less fun and in turn produce worse results. For me, the xxd (60d, 70d, ...) is the smallest model I'd consider "usable" due to top lcd and back dial, but if you're a touchscreen person a newer Rebel might also work out.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2013, 11:23:45 AM »
... my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants.

From a feature standpoint, perhaps.  But ergonomics is a big factor - if you haven't already, maybe learn from Goldilocks...take her to a camera shop to handle several options. That might help narrow down the choices...

+1
At the end of the day, ergonomics might be the biggest factor in terms of whether you're going to enjoy using your camera not. Years ago, when I was trying to decide between similarly spec'ed Canon and Nikon cameras, I chose Canon because of the ergonomics. From a feature standpoint, for someone who is just beginning to use a DSLR, either the 100D or 700D would probably be perfectly fine. But the two will have a very different feeling the hand. A camera store that has both in stock will solve your dilemma. Let us know what your wife chooses.

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2013, 01:46:42 PM »
Awesome deal on the 100D (SL1) and 18-55 IS STM kit lens - $460 from Amazon!

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/12/hot-deal-eos-rebel-sl1-with-18-55mm-is-stm-for-460-from-amazon/
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2013, 08:28:23 AM »
... my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants.

From a feature standpoint, perhaps.  But ergonomics is a big factor - if you haven't already, maybe learn from Goldilocks...take her to a camera shop to handle several options. That might help narrow down the choices...

Well, I followed your advice and took my wife to a camera shop ... she spent a few seconds looking at a 100D and 700D before losing interest and making a beeline for the CSC section ... she seemed to particularly like a Nikon 1 J2/3 with red body and matching red lens (because it was all red, her favourite colour and 'cute').

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2013, 08:28:23 AM »

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 08:33:54 AM »
Awesome deal on the 100D (SL1) and 18-55 IS STM kit lens - $460 from Amazon!

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/12/hot-deal-eos-rebel-sl1-with-18-55mm-is-stm-for-460-from-amazon/
+1 on that.
She will love the size and weight. In fact you may love it too and borrow it from her ...  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 10:16:42 AM »
Well, I followed your advice and took my wife to a camera shop ... she spent a few seconds looking at a 100D and 700D before losing interest and making a beeline for the CSC section ... she seemed to particularly like a Nikon 1 J2/3 with red body and matching red lens (because it was all red, her favourite colour and 'cute').

hehehe ... what did I say!  Definitely not a bad choice either. While IQ is no match whatsoever for EOS-M and SL-1 it is plenty good enough for party pics to go on facebook. Build-in flash and surprisingly good AF.  And can be found at low price. ;-)

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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 07:09:40 AM »
... my wife is fully involved in the decision, that doesn't help much as she doesn't really know herself what she wants.

From a feature standpoint, perhaps.  But ergonomics is a big factor - if you haven't already, maybe learn from Goldilocks...take her to a camera shop to handle several options. That might help narrow down the choices...

Well, I followed your advice and took my wife to a camera shop ... she spent a few seconds looking at a 100D and 700D before losing interest and making a beeline for the CSC section ... she seemed to particularly like a Nikon 1 J2/3 with red body and matching red lens (because it was all red, her favourite colour and 'cute').

My wife and I have been married for >20 years...I've learned there are some things I can shop for, and others it's far better to let her pick on her own.  ;)
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Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 07:09:40 AM »