Canon 450D Digital SLR Camera Kit (incl EF-S 18-55mm IS f/3.5-5.6 non USM Lens Kit) £402.23 Delivered Including £50 cashback - HotUKDeals
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Best price i have seen for this superb camera, since the empire direct deal about a month ago. Less than £400 if you still have your matchstick voucher

* 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
* 3.5 frames per second continuous shooting
* 9-point wide-area AF with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
* 14-bit processing and DIGIC III for enhanced speed and image quality
* Large, bright viewfinder
* Customisable Picture Style image processing options
* Compact and lightweight body
* Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
* Compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and Speedlite EX flash
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#1
Good Price. I bought it last time from empire direct.
#2
Ooer, Amazon price promise here we come :-D
#3
Pine Cladding
Ooer, Amazon price promise here we come :-D


Yeah heres the info on how to claim.:)

Amazon has a hidden price promise that if you buy something and it drops in price within 30 days you can get the difference back. That means if you did any shopping there; you should check if the price has dropped in the sales, and if it has - claim the money back.

How do you get it back?

Amazon won't do this automatically, you'll need to go back and check the prices of the goods you've bought by logging into your account.

Simply visit your account and look at each invoice from the last thirty days and click on each item to view it's current price. Compare this to the price you paid and if there's a difference, copy down the order number and go to the 'Return and Refunds Contact Form' page to report it.

Step by step instructions

* Log into your Amazon account
* Click on 'view orders placed in the last 6 months'
* Copy the Amazon.co.uk order number:
* Click on the item to see if the price has dropped
* Click on 'Help' followed by Contact Us, 'Customer Service'
* Once you've found the right order click on Contact Amazon, copy in the order reference number and explain you'd like a refund as the price has dropped.

Cheers Hotshot
#4
While you are there, get yourself an 8GB Class 6 SDHC card from the Amazon marketplace for £15:19 inc p&p too :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000P9ZBFA/sr=/qid=
#5
3p cheaper here if you use the 2% code - Pix080802 :whistling:

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/816372/art/canon/eos-450d-ef-s-18-55-is-le.html
#6
I thought the cash back offer has ended for Canon... can anyone confirm?
#7
valid on purchases up to the 30th September - I think...
#8
ngard81
I thought the cash back offer has ended for Canon... can anyone confirm?


http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-electronics/Canon/Canon_cashback._V266924892_.gif
#9
thanks for conforming that. I was hoping it was a more generic offer as they have been in the past. I've just bought a 580exII flash and was wondering if that had cashback still against it... guess not in this case.
Oh well,
Nick
#10
Another fiver off - if you use PC World & get them to price match Amazon plus 10% of the difference
#11
Did anyone who bought it from empire direct actually get the cashback?

Anyway, this camera is still only £424 - less £50 cashback (so £374) at 7dayshop.com

They have a good range for HC SD cards too...

Here's the link...

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=103549
#12
i have not voteed cold, just a question
why are SLR cameras so much more expensive?
what makes them so much better than standard cameras (eg cybershot sony)?
thanks in advance for any answers!
#13
I'm looking at getting my first DSLR camera, I like the look of the 450D, i've seen it with a good lens and memory card for £549 including £50 cashback + 3% quidco cashback at Jessops :

Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens
Jessops 4GB SDHC memory card

is it worth paying the extra £150 for the lens pack? all the reviews of the camera says its a good lens you get with it but they recommend you buy a better lens like the Tamron.

Also looking at the Nikon D40 for £207.95 including £40 cashback from Amazon which was on here a few days ago, what do people recommend going for ?
#14
There is huge difference between D40 and Eos 450D specially when it comes to Mega pixel. To make most of the use of any SLR camera you need to use the right Lens for them. The origial Lens are good but no where near to excellent as they have to keep the price down. I am using Sigma Lens which itself was twice the price of the canon camera.
#15
cats;2734925
only 1 real reason, they have MUCH bigger sensors....

the SLR thing is irrelevant, just a way to offer optical viewer.....

however, A LOT of SLRs have great sensors, but average lens quality, especially the consumer models.

not all are bad, but a lot of them are no where as good as the hype behind them.

if u shoot in daytime mostly , and with flash in low light, something like a panasonic with Leica lens will offer v good quality. but still not as good as a slr.

if u want the best quality , yet affordable lens, Zuiko is the best. nothing comes close to Zuiko quality at Zuiko prices.

:shock:
What absolute nonsense! If you think owning an SLR is all about the size of the sensor, you are very much mistaken!!!
#16
ecnirp98;2734928

Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens
is it worth paying the extra £150 for the lens pack?

You can get that lens on it's own for £125 delivered. Don't forget you would need to use that in conjuction with the kit lens to get a good spread of focal lengths. Kit lens provides 18-55mm and the Tamron would provide you with a better zoom - 70-300mm. The Tamron would be pretty much useless indoors at those focal lengths.
#17
Would there really be such a huge noticeable difference in results?

Ordered Nikon D40 (Amazon), not arrived yet, this has got me wondering..

Thanks in advance.

Goodman
There is huge difference between D40 and Eos 450D specially when it comes to Mega pixel. To make most of the use of any SLR camera you need to use the right Lens for them. The origial Lens are good but no where near to excellent as they have to keep the price down. I am using Sigma Lens which itself was twice the price of the canon camera.
#18
cats;2734995
huh ? nonsense ???

the question was, WHAT makes a SLR better than P+S ?

and the larger sensor IS the no.1 reason.

this is a fact, I didnt say SLRs dont have other good aspects (!) , I just said the larger sensor is the key factor. IE fit a small sensor on a SLR and you lose the great image quality...

go easy with the ' nonsense ' remarks, especially when they dont home true !!

The question was actually why are they more expensive, and to say a larger sensor is the main reason for that is absolute nonsense. There was no mention of IQ. Of course a larger sensor can allow better IQ, but Canon cramming more MP on a same size sensor (400d vs 450d) can also harm IQ.
An SLR is more expensive thasn a P+S for all the reasons listed here
#19
Bri8463;2735033
Would there really be such a huge noticeable difference in results?

Ordered Nikon D40 (Amazon), not arrived yet, this has got me wondering..

Thanks in advance.

Only if you were printing A4 or larger, the biggest factor deciding the quality of the pictures would be the person using the camera. Most pro's could get better results with a P+S than 'enthusiastic amateurs' could get with an SLR that don't even understand DOF
#20
Very tempting but I am happy with my order of Nikon D40 from Amazon.. just getting started with my professional photography and I am sure I did make a right move! :-D ?
#21
cats;2735084
>why are SLR cameras so much more expensive?
>what makes them so much better than standard cameras (eg cybershot sony

hmmm, seems the original question was designed to confuse ALL of us :roll:

the answer is obvious really, they are more expensive because they cost more to buy :p

I let my OH loose on my 40d in Auto mode as she only uses P+S and the results were shockingly bad. If I didn't know how to use the creative zone modes, I'd have sent it back based on them. To me, an SLR is all about control.
Here's a good thread for loads more information.... Canon vs Nikon vs MP
#22
cats;2735100
without a good lens, u wont get a sharp image, no matter how good u are.

good lens and good sensor go hand in hand, Ive seen sharper images on leica lensed compacts, than some SLRs with cack kit lens

I doubt there is an SLR lens out there that is totally incapable of producing a sharp image.
OH uses a Ixus 75 and it rarely produces images that aren't sharp, but will only ever be capable of taking 'snaps'. For 'photographs', you need a n SLR
#23
cats;2735135
no slr should be ' shockingly bad ' on auto modes ! something is wrong with your 40d ?

if a p+s can do good shots on auto, a SLR with all the better metering / focus etc, it should be much better ....

by that logic, NO p+s would ever produce any good images, which clearly is not the case

besides, auto mode on SLRs can sometimes work out the parameters better than someone who is not a pro

I can mail you the pics as proof! Basically it always used the closest focus point and was only ever at F4, so in the photos she took of me giving our new son his first bath, the front edge of the bath is razor sharp and the rest blurred. Is this faulty? Who knows, I've never used it in auto myself and based on them pictures never will!
#24
cats;2735187
doubt no longer !! NO kit lens can produce a tack sharp image.

yes, u can set the camera to add sharpening to your pic, this is why in RAW mode the pics look softer than the JPGs. thats not a tack sharp image, thats sharpness added, not the same thing. detail is lost which isnt added on post processing.

I'd be pretty disappointed if the 5d with 24-105L kit lens couldn't produce a pixel peeping sharp image.
#25
cats;2735200
Hmmm, sounds like she didnt focus on the baby, and merely just aimed the camera and pressed the shutter button !!

That's describing a P+S/Auto mode exactly!! In auto mode, you can't select your focus point, so it chose the closest one.
cats;2735200
that would happed with ANY camera though, not something directly due to it being a SLR.

Her pics from the Ixus were spot on!
cats;2735200
yes, it will use F4 , as its trying to use a high shutter speed, nothing wrong with that.

nope - auto mode was not the problem, problem was image taker ! ( no offence, but next time ask her literally not to throw out the baby with the bathwater !! )

I agree, like I have mentioned, you need to know how to use an SLR or you will get better results with a P/S.
cats;2735200
btw , I like the 40d , what lens u got on i t?

The kit lens 17-85 IS USM and the nifty fifty you have mentioned.
#26
cats;2735220
canon QC is scary ?

Read the comments below that article... 2, 3, 4 or 5, couldn't be bothered to read any further
#27
Aye, apologies for crashing the thread! Back on topic, good price for the 450d, good to see Canon have extended the cashback deal, but it rather makes a mockery of their 1000d offering. Heat added, I'd recommend this camera to anyone at this price and backed with 30days price drop protection from Amazon. Price has been dropping pretty steadily so I fancy further refunds from Amazon on this (see here)
#28
OK, so this is 400, the Tamron above is 125ish. Would I need to replace the kit lens for 18-55 as well? (and any ebay resale value?)
#29
dluk
Did anyone who bought it from empire direct actually get the cashback?

Anyway, this camera is still only £424 - less £50 cashback (so £374 + delivery) at 7dayshop.com

They have a good range for HC SD cards too...

Here's the link...

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=103549



That price is for body only, not with kit lens so actual price at 7 dayshop is £479.00 + delivery less cashback.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=103551
#30
ND40 or 450D is I think a bit of a pointless debate for anyone wanting to get a DSLR just because they know that the step up from a point and shoot is the right move - if you're in that area (like I was) then you don't want to chuck a small fortune at a camera that you may or may not get full benefit from. There's a big different in just over £200 and just over £400 for most people.

The D40 at its current ridiculously low price (about £30 cheaper than the bargain price I got mine for a couple of months back!) is a great starting point. I was going from using a D80 at work, and even though that has the higher pixel count that a lot of people like to have (including me, regardless of whether its needed...), I can't find flaw with my D40. In fact, as a lot of people have stated in previous threads, its actually Favoured as a camera over some of the other more complex and heavier cameras in the range.

The only thing it left me wanting for was a better lens than the 18-55mm, which I find requires you to be quite close to a lot of your subjects. You don't get many Natural people shots when they have a camera stuck right in their face. :) As such, I'm looking at buying this 55-200MM lens: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000O161X0/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A953495AI9W8X

This for me is the best part of DSLRs - I know the camera is good for me, and it didn't cost a fortune. I can now afford a slight lens upgrade, I'll no doubt buy a better tripod than my Argos tat, my simple SB400 flash is good enough for what I do, and I'll continue to accessorise as funds allow - and when the time comes that the D40 is ancient, and the D80 etc are older (and therefore cheaper!) cameras, I'll buy a new Camera Body and know that all my accessory and lens upgrades and still useful to me. It's more like a long-term investment in photography, rather than the usual replacing one point and shoot for another and another and another as the years go by.
#31
arfster;2735486
OK, so this is 400, the Tamron above is 125ish. Would I need to replace the kit lens for 18-55 as well? (and any ebay resale value?)


The Tamron at £125 is for the lens only, you would still need a Canon body. This deal is for camera body and an 18-55mm lens. You just need a memory card on top of this and you're ready to go.
#32
dluk
Did anyone who bought it from empire direct actually get the cashback?

Anyway, this camera is still only £424 - less £50 cashback (so £374) at 7dayshop.com

They have a good range for HC SD cards too...

Here's the link...

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=103549


Yes, two days ago...
#33
If you're travelling through a UK airport with a Dixons Tax Free outlet it's £425.00 on the day making it £375.00 with the £50 cashback taken off.
Just bought one at Luton airport in the last couple of weeks.
#34
publicnme;2735856
The Tamron at £125 is for the lens only, you would still need a Canon body. This deal is for camera body and an 18-55mm lens. You just need a memory card on top of this and you're ready to go.


Yeah, sorry I wasn't clear. I meant get Canon, replace the kit lens with two others (the Tamron and one other).

I'm assuming the kit lens doesn't really do the camera justice - is that right?
#35
This deal is still on if anybody's interested.:)
#36
Got my cashback from Canon, so this beautiful camre worked out at under £378 - BARGAIN!!!!

Just need to get me another lens now!
#37
any more good prices?

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