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Manufacturer refurbished item
Is it any good for someone starting out on DSLRs?
Is this a good price?

P&P £2.95
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N1K0LAI_DAN7E 1 Like #1
Unreal deal, if it is what the turle says wish this came up in a months time when u get paid lol
N1K0LAI_DAN7E 2 Likes #2
P.s perfect for a starter and a great price, start with this, purchase a xouple of lenses when u save up nifty fifty 1.8 first, then maybe a zoom or macro lens depending ob ur persuasion... But an ideal starter set up id say, additional lenses with canon are about as cheap as they get due to the brand popularity... Rempted by this but like i say wiuld need to get paid first :P good find op, havent dver seen this so cheap, and im the type to take a chance on refurb.. Manufacturer refurb is as good as it can get i suppose :)
shoomshoom#3
You forgot to add P&P price.

**** camera, anyways. ISO sensitivity is crap, noise is too high in low light situations because, in my personal opinion, the sensor is CDMO, and no vid (at times, you'd need it even if you are interested in just taking pics). Better off paying a bit more and getting 500D or anything above
rmehta169#4
Thanks for the feedback, i'm relatively new to DSLRs so was not sure if its a good deal or not.
1vinayrao 1 Like #5
At this price it is amazing value, I had this camera for about 6 months, took some great shots with it and it really ignited my passion in photography. 6 month ownership is due to outgrowing it and upgrading, but without owning this camera first I never would have been happy spending the higher amount for my 500D.
So if you are already properly into photography and know all about the manual settings, then skip this model and go for a higher one. But if you are new to photography and want to give it a proper go without spending a fortune, this is perfect.
jeremy_ni#6
Im gonna sleep on this one.
Been thinking about getting a DSLR for a while, and im just back from a holiday and sick of crap photos!
Kallisti 2 Likes #7
For still photography, this is perfect and will meet all your needs.

The only comment above about noise is pretty wide of the mark. Bearing in mind it's a 4 year old camera, it was better than it's peers for noise (though if you ask me it's a bit too digitally processed in that respect).

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1000d/19

The comment about video is quite accurate though. DSLRs are now expected to take high quality digital and for me I'd not consider one that didn't. Of course, I've got two kids who's every second apparently needs to be documented and then stored digitally for ever (so my wife tells me). YMMV
omashjari#8
Is this better than the Nikon D3000?
PhilK#9
joeprosho
Unreal deal, if it is what the turle says wish this came up in a months time when u get paid lol

Me too if I hadn't bought the admittedly brand n ew and excellent Lumix G10 I would have snapped this up. Ah well. By the time I get better with photos, the Canon 600D will be this price ! X)
IWannaBeAdored#10
Bloody typical that this comes up after buying the Panny G2 from Tesco.

Might order this and consider my options later.
royals#12
jeremy_ni
Im gonna sleep on this one.
Been thinking about getting a DSLR for a while, and im just back from a holiday and sick of crap photos!


its a decent camera - i still use my 400d and with my 24-70 lens it takes pictures that my sony nex3 can only dream of
royals#13
omashjari
Is this better than the Nikon D3000?


i think the 400d is equivelant, the 1000 is an odd one from canon and imo a step down from the 400d
tommay#14
bit cheaper than the D3000 though
m4574#15
Good camera if you're just starting with DSLR photography. I started with it 3 years ago, but I would still recommend it for beginners. Although there's a newer model out, the 1100D, this price is outstanding...
Sliwka#16
Exelent price. Price was always like £280 - £320 so this is real BARGAIN!!!
iNfy 1 Like #17
jeremy_ni
Im gonna sleep on this one.
Been thinking about getting a DSLR for a while, and im just back from a holiday and sick of crap photos!


Having a DSLR doesn't make you a better photographer.
darlowad#18
Ordered as a first time SLR, have been waiting & looking around for ages, too good a price to pass on

Heat ;)
techno79#19
iNfy
jeremy_ni
Im gonna sleep on this one.
Been thinking about getting a DSLR for a while, and im just back from a holiday and sick of crap photos!


Having a DSLR doesn't make you a better photographer.

I disagree. I've recently gone from using auto mode on a point and shoot camera to auto mode on DSLR. My pictures are a lot better so in that respect it has made me a better photographer as my output quality has improved. The auto mode is a great place to start for beginners as you slowly learn the functions of the camera.
Ennui#20
techno79
iNfy
jeremy_ni
Im gonna sleep on this one.
Been thinking about getting a DSLR for a while, and im just back from a holiday and sick of crap photos!
Having a DSLR doesn't make you a better photographer.
I disagree. I've recently gone from using auto mode on a point and shoot camera to auto mode on DSLR. My pictures are a lot better so in that respect it has made me a better photographer as my output quality has improved. The auto mode is a great place to start for beginners as you slowly learn the functions of the camera.
Your response is a good one, but iNfy is still correct - the DSLR hasn't improved your photography skills.

It is definitely an enabler; but working with cheaper, older, more limited equipment can also be good as it forces you (if you have a genuine interest) to learn techniques to minimise those disadvantages - you then become something of a superstar when you upgrade to top-notch stuff.

In fact, I would say a newbie can improve the quality of their output more by learning technique than upgrading to a DSLR.

Great deal though.

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