Canon's 300D (Digital Rebel) vs 10D: Battle of the DSLRsby Stephen Caston on July 5, 2004 12:23 PM EST
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The Timing TestsFor detailed information about our testing methods, please read our Testing Procedures. Before we began testing the two cameras, we were generally expecting that they would perform about the same, since they are almost identical except for a few bells and whistles on the 10D. It was interesting to see the differences that we found.
*Please note: All tests done on this page were done with use of a 12X 256MB Lexar Type I Compact Flash Card
|Shutter Lag (seconds)||~ .06||~ .04|
The shutter lag times looked very impressive overall. The 10D performed just slightly better than the Rebel, although the difference is too small to notice during casual shooting.
Startup TimeOur next test was to see how long each camera took to power up and get ready to shoot. We recorded three times and averaged them to find our results:
|Startup Time (seconds)||2.76||2.14|
While these times are not terribly slow, they seem longer than they really are when you are trying to take advantage of a picture opportunity.
Write TimesWrite times were calculated from the moment the red "writing" light came on to the moment that it went out, indicating that the RAW file had finished transferring to the CF card. Again, we took three samples from each camera and averaged the times.
|Write time RAW (seconds)||4.34||3.71|
|Write time JPG Large/Fine (seconds)||1.32||1.18|
The times in our tests (except for the shutter lag test) could have different results depending on the speed of your CF card. We were using a 12X 256MB Lexar Type I card.