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Canon 500d with kit lens (18-55mm IS) £579.00 @ Comet - £494.26 after £50 canon cashback, poss quidco

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Need to use voucher code 6500AW to get this price, can be picked up in store With the EOS 500D, every side of your story comes alive. Capture every detail in stunning 15.1 Megapixel resolution, or …
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Need to use voucher code 6500AW to get this price, can be picked up in store

With the EOS 500D, every side of your story comes alive. Capture every detail in stunning 15.1 Megapixel resolution, or switch to shooting pin-sharp Full High Definition video.
Features

15.1 MP CMOS sensor
Full HD (1080p) movies
High ISO up to 12800 for low-light conditions
3.4fps with up to 170 JPEG burst
3.0 Clear View LCD with Live View mode
9-point AF system
DIGIC 4
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
EF/EF-S and EX Speedlite compatibility
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#1
Oh that is competative against the Nikon D90!
#2
Yeah, the D90 would probably be a better overall package as their kit lens is superb, but this is a great price for a great camera
#3
Is there a good price for a d90 yet??
#4
virus_786
Is there a good price for a d90 yet??


Alas not, just seems to keep climbing in price.

I'm toying with a D5000 which has the same sensor as the D300S
#5
I cant find where i enter the code :(
#6
same here, I want a D90 but prices seem to be on the up :(
#7
Is this a good price? Any idea if it'll drop any lower during the sales? Thinking of either getting this or 450d.
banned#8
If only I could afford it :-(
#9
i ordered this on weds thanks to andy182, cant wait 4 it to be delivered...i got the £50 cashback form and reciept attached to my order confirmation email, i have been hunting a good price for this for a couple months, cant see it being much cheaper in jan..

i got £19 topcashback, £50 canon cashback and £30something off with the code, not bad...really excited
#10
I have the 450D, actually the Jap model, kiss x2, great camera and this is supposed to be even better. The kit lens with the 450D actually had really good reviews, not sure if this is the same one.
#11
I got this for £396.20 a couple of weeks back from CDiscount.

List Price £599
(20% off digi camera code) £479.20
(£15 off code, first time customer) £464.20
(3% Qiudco -£18) £446.20
(£50 canon cashback) £396.20

That's what you call a bargain!!
#12
Rather than buy the 500D, go for the 450D which is £499. The 500D only has a few more mexapixels and HD video capacity, however if you want to film, use a camcorder:whistling:

With the 450D use the code '10eos' to get 10% discount bringing this to £449.10 less £30 Canon cashback and Quidco tracked at £15.72 for me bringing the 450D to £403.38 for me. Sweet deal:thumbsup:
#13
guv
I'd rather get the "few extra mega pixels" and not have to shell out for an HD camcorder!


Each to their own, I just heard the HD recording with the 500D is not that great. Other than 15 vs 12 mexa pixels they are essentially the same camera's
#14
as per someone elses post D90 at Currys using Xmas5 for 5% plus Quidco seems to be best buy at mo for the Nikon.

Having read a lot of reviews on the two I am going to force myself to pay the extra for the D90 hehe
#15
guv
I'd rather get the "few extra mega pixels" and not have to shell out for an HD camcorder!


I've read that the HD cam suffers badly from vertical shift or something?!? Basically, it goes a bit weird and doesn't look right when you pan sideways, PLUS most camcorders have a lot of zoom with great quality throughout, whereas the zoom and overall quality of this will depend totally on the lens you use. Just my thoughts but I REALLY think that the HD video on this is akin to the camera on a phone, yes you can use it, yes it will be OK BUT it will bever replace the "proper" thing.

PS Before anyone starts giving links to the "amazing HD video" showcased on the net that was done on this cam you may want to remember that they used about £20k worth of different lenses and the camera wasn't moving all over?! :thumbsup:

PS This is a GREAT camera at a good price, if I didn't have the 400d (and loving it) I'd go for it in a flash (no pun intended!) :thumbsup: (heat added)
banned#16
I have not done my research yet but is this a good price?
#17
I have this camera. Bad points. No mic input, so stuck with mono sound. (Capture off camera with another device). Full HD makes far too big files and frame rate is a little slow, but the quailty is really good. Good points. The fact that you can use high quality lenses and record film makes it worth it for me. Very easy to use. Lots of cheap stuff on eBay too for this camera like a battery grip and two batteries for under £40. It also works fine with 16gb sdhc cards and can record around half an hours worth of vid in one go.
I've tested the d5000 and thought some pictures came out slightly better on that, but you wouldn't really notice it.
I wish it had a flip screen like some Fuji and Nikon cameras and that it took cf cards.
Good price. voted hot :thumbsup:
#18
One think to note with HD video recording is that the auto focus doesn't work while recording! this really put me off this model, and look at the 450d instead.
#19
The 500D has more than just a megapixel and HD recording advantage over the 450D:


Although for the time being the EOS 500D will sit alongside the 450D in the Canon DSLR line-up there is no doubt that sooner or later it will replace the older model and occupy the spot between the 1000D as and the EOS 50D on its own. The most noticeable new features on the EOS 500D are the higher resolution sensor, the new high-res LCD and the HD video mode but the camera also comes with the latest generation DIGIC imaging processor which brings a few more low-key improvements such as fine-tunable noise reduction and Highlight Tone Priority or a fresher, animated menu design with it. See the list and table below for all the spec and feature changes..

Higher resolution sensor (15.1 vs 12.2 effective megapixels)
Extended ISO range up to ISO 12800
HD video capability
New 3.0 inch 920K pixels screen
Adjustable noise reduction and highlight tone priority
Face Detection in Live View
Peripheral Illumination Correction
HDMI output
Larger buffer in continuous shooting
Digic 4 style menu design

Read more here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos500d/
#20
AlanK
as per someone elses post D90 at Currys using Xmas5 for 5% plus Quidco seems to be best buy at mo for the Nikon.

Having read a lot of reviews on the two I am going to force myself to pay the extra for the D90 hehe


Have had mine (D90) for almost a year now and can't fault it. We've taken it on a few European trips and my brother took it to the himalayas. Had so many comments along the lines of "how good the pictures look, which camera have you got'.

It's a strange feeling seeing something you bought almost a year ago costing more now :? For what I paid for the kit, you can barely get the body now.
#21
cjdavey
I got this for £396.20 a couple of weeks back from CDiscount.

List Price £599
(20% off digi camera code) £479.20
(£15 off code, first time customer) £464.20
(3% Qiudco -£18) £446.20
(£50 canon cashback) £396.20

That's what you call a bargain!!


wow, and it was honoured? you have the camera in your hand..so to speak lol..
nive one, i am jealous :oops:
banned#22
Other than 15 vs 12 mexa pixels they are essentially the same camera's


Ummm, only on the outside, the internals are a vast improvement. Theres a ton of reviews out there to look at. Its a superb camera and the HD video is interesting for the few times you'll try and use it. 720p is the only practical option as the 1080p mode only does something like 20fps.
#23
hmm i am torn, shall ibuy this or wait for an offer on the D90?? D90 is mre expensive butseems like more people would recommend it over this one.

i realise its difficult to compare due to the price difference...

but is the D90 worht the extra dosh?

i am not a camera expert., i just want a decent camera that i can use to take pics of my son and that will be worth the money... :)

Thanks in advance to any helpful replies..
1 Like #24
proevo21
hmm i am torn, shall ibuy this or wait for an offer on the D90?? D90 is mre expensive butseems like more people would recommend it over this one.

i realise its difficult to compare due to the price difference...

but is the D90 worht the extra dosh?

i am not a camera expert., i just want a decent camera that i can use to take pics of my son and that will be worth the money... :)
Thanks in advance to any helpful replies..


This is the exact reason I went for the 400d, you would be FINE with this camera, its a great piece of kit, unless you plan to take your hobby further then there is no need to spend more dosh :thumbsup:
1 Like #25
proevo21;6955658
hmm i am torn, shall ibuy this or wait for an offer on the D90?? D90 is mre expensive butseems like more people would recommend it over this one.

i realise its difficult to compare due to the price difference...

but is the D90 worht the extra dosh?

i am not a camera expert., i just want a decent camera that i can use to take pics of my son and that will be worth the money... :)

Thanks in advance to any helpful replies..


To be honest, if your priority is a decent camera to take pictures of your son, an expensive DSLR like the Canon in this post or the D90 might not be worth paying the extra for.

It might be worth looking at a bridge camera such as the Pansonic FZ38. It will cost you under half of what you will pay for either of these two DSLRs, yet still allow you full manual control to be creative if you wish to pursue the hobby a bit further.

It won't ever give you all the options of a full DSLR, but will come pretty close. It has an 18X optical zoom (imagine how much the lenses would cost for a DSLR to give you that) and has fantastic reviews.

You might get a few camera snobs on here telling you that an expensive DSLR is the only way to go, but I doubt many of them could tell the difference in picture quality or use the DSLR to it's full capacity. I've been using SLR's, then digital cameras, for over 30 years and would have the FZ38 over a DSLR every time for non professional use.
#26
cjdavey
I got this for £396.20 a couple of weeks back from CDiscount.

List Price £599
(20% off digi camera code) £479.20
(£15 off code, first time customer) £464.20
(3% Qiudco -£18) £446.20
(£50 canon cashback) £396.20

That's what you call a bargain!!


That is a great find, unfortunately they are no longer doing this camera with just the kit lens. I also believe the voucher code for £15 for new customers is now expired.

Having said that, using the other discounts you mentioned does still provide some bargains, e.g.:

Canon 500D + 18-55mm lens + 55-250mm lens = £829.99
20% off for digital cameras (DIGI20), 3% quidco and £50 canon cashback = £594

I recently bought this camera and then bought the 55-250mm lens (which is a great lens btw if you dont want to spend a fortune) and think this represents great value (cheapest price for a 55-250mm lens currently is around £160).

Another offer:

Canon 450D + 18-55mm lens + 55-250mm lens = £729.99
20% off for digital cameras (DIGI20), 3% quidco and £50 canon cashback = £493

Only problem I can see is they are currently in provisional liquidation. TBH im not really sure what that means but if you pay by CC are you protected?
1 Like #27
A lot of compact digital cameras take excellent shots. If you're only wanting a DSLR for a few shots here and there of your family or whatever, then you're probably better off getting getting a compact. You can get amazing quality shots from cameras like the Canon G10, which I have along with my 450D. With the DSLR, you're a bit restricted with just the kit lens, unless your willing to fork out for low aperture, macro, wide-angle or whatever lenses to play about with it's probably not worth it.
#28
frakison
This is the exact reason I went for the 400d, you would be FINE with this camera, its a great piece of kit, unless you plan to take your hobby further then there is no need to spend more dosh :thumbsup:


merlinthehappypig
To be honest, if your priority is a decent camera to take pictures of your son, an expensive DSLR like the Canon in this post or the D90 might not be worth paying the extra for.

It might be worth looking at a bridge camera such as the Pansonic FZ38. It will cost you under half of what you will pay for either of these two DSLRs, yet still allow you full manual control to be creative if you wish to pursue the hobby a bit further.

It won't ever give you all the options of a full DSLR, but will come pretty close. It has an 18X optical zoom (imagine how much the lenses would cost for a DSLR to give you that) and has fantastic reviews.

You might get a few camera snobs on here telling you that an expensive DSLR is the only way to go, but I doubt many of them could tell the difference in picture quality or use the DSLR to it's full capacity. I've been using SLR's, then digital cameras, for over 30 years and would have the FZ38 over a DSLR every time for non professional use.


sdavi3680
A lot of compact digital cameras take excellent shots. If you're only wanting a DSLR for a few shots here and there of your family or whatever, then you're probably better off getting getting a compact. You can get amazing quality shots from cameras like the Canon G10, which I have along with my 450D. With the DSLR, you're a bit restricted with just the kit lens, unless your willing to fork out for low aperture, macro, wide-angle or whatever lenses to play about with it's probably not worth it.


A huge thank you to everyone, love this community and the people in it.. :thumbsup:
#29
proevo21;6955069
wow, and it was honoured? you have the camera in your hand..so to speak lol..
nive one, i am jealous :oops:

I got one for £465 - In my hand from Cdiscounts. The canon cashback - at the time - was only for students, which does not apply to me. Don't think Quidco will get paid from Cdiscounts , as they have gone into liquidation. So I doubt I will receice my £18 from Quidco.
The 20% off was on the 8/10/09 just for the record.
#30
cmwpds10
I got one for £465 - In my hand from Cdiscounts. The canon cashback - at the time - was only for students, which does not apply to me. Don't think Quidco will get paid from Cdiscounts , as they have gone into liquidation. So I doubt I will receice my £18 from Quidco.
The 20% off was on the 8/10/09 just for the record.


thanks for info :)
#31
Good camera, but if you can find anywhere still stocking the 40D I'd go for that instead. I did and have never looked back.
#32
Mentos
Have had mine (D90) for almost a year now and can't fault it. We've taken it on a few European trips and my brother took it to the himalayas. Had so many comments along the lines of "how good the pictures look, which camera have you got'.

It's a strange feeling seeing something you bought almost a year ago costing more now :? For what I paid for the kit, you can barely get the body now.


Exchange rate + the fact that it is selling like HOTcakes. Well done!
#33
WalterSmith
Exchange rate + the fact that it is selling like HOTcakes. Well done!


Yeah, I remember it was mooted they would be going up because of the exchange rate at the time. Although imo if they weren't so popular they would have come down regardless of the exchange rate.

Was debating waiting for my next trip so I could get it from Dixons Tax Free. But figured I'd get enough use over XMAS to offset any extra saving. In the end I would have paid more if i'd waited :-D.

To be honest I would still buy it at the current price. It's a great camera.
banned#34
I need a new camera. This looks like a great deal. Will go check it out. Thanx
#35
Geebsie
Good camera, but if you can find anywhere still stocking the 40D I'd go for that instead. I did and have never looked back.


i m also looking for 40d.... but no bargains.... looking to buy 50d on xmas ....if good bargains
#36
amazon are selling this £10 cheaper?! £569.10

There's also an amazon market place seller listing it as £334?! How can that be
#37
adzcool
amazon are selling this £10 cheaper?! £569.10

There's also an amazon market place seller listing it as £334?! How can that be


i saw the amazon price,but with deal this you can use a discount code, get cashback aswell as the £50 canon cashback so it works out cheaper, maybe the £334 price was for a used item?
#38
Hi Kitty, yeah you're right. I got confused lol. There was a marlet place seller that was selling it new for £334 but it's not there any more. Must have been a mistake or something. There seems to be a few SLR deals at the moment and I'm sure there will be many more for the run up to christmas.
#39
I think this voucer has expired. It expired on 11th November
#40
334 from amazon was a hustle one. Guy from italy tried to sell cheat on me. Do not go for that

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