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  1. #1
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    Question why is the silver XTi cheaper?

    silly question, but why is the silver XTi like $10 cheaper than the black one? just purely cause of exterior appearance? i just bought the silver one, but i hope it's not of any less quality...
    excuse my idiosity; i'm a nb slowly unraveling the mysteries and wonders of the DSLR world with my new XTi
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoserenity333 View Post
    silly question, but why is the silver XTi like $10 cheaper than the black one? just purely cause of exterior appearance? i just bought the silver one, but i hope it's not of any less quality...
    it's definitely the same camera, but some may say it looks a little less professional

    one thing you might run into later on is if you want the grip, it only comes in black, i believe

    resale value seems to be slightly less, too
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    Silver DSLRs? All I can say is... ugh!

    ... maybe that's the reason right there.
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    *shakes head* hahahah....
    excuse my idiosity; i'm a nb slowly unraveling the mysteries and wonders of the DSLR world with my new XTi
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    The Silver model looks like absolute crap and should be banned from sale.

    Oops....just noticed mine is Silver

    Nuthin' wrong with it. Works like a bought one.
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    Canon says silver model is for ...girls, the black is for boys

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    I have a black one, but I have had a few times while sitting out in the sun that I wish I had gotten silver.... Black get can really hot.
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  8. #8
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    Well, silver may look less "cool", but for the small $$$ savings, I'll just put it towards some new equipment

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    Yeah, time to pick up that Canon 50mm f/1.8 USM lens for ten bucks!

    Truthfully, I think the aversion to silver DSLRs that some of us have is caused by the fact that nearly all consumer, non-SLR digital cameras are silver. Silver seems to equate with "consumer-grade".

    Plus that little red triangle on Nikon DSLRs wouldn't look nearly as cool if the body were silver.
    Last edited by fionndruinne; 09-01-2007 at 07:53 PM.
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    Silver is cheaper - vote with your wallet.

    I don't think it matters whether the silver looks less professional as the XTi is not a professional camera anyway.

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