A good quality kit at a competitive price in my opinion. If anyone can beat it let me know because i'm reaching for my credit card.
* Canon EOS 450D with Canon 18-55mm IS lens
* Tamron 70-300mm, f4-5.6 DI lens (5123011)
* Sandisk Ultra II 8GB SDHC card (5124542)
The Canon EOS 450D combines all the latest technologies into a compact and lightweight package. The 12.0 megapixel CMOS sensor gives you plenty of detail for up to poster size prints. Other fantastic features include 3.5fps continuous shooting, wide-area 9-point AF system and a large 3.0-inch LCD with Live View mode, plus the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. The Canon 18-55mm IS lens is a perfect all-rounder and includes an Image Stabilizer.
The following information is detailed on Canon's website:http://www.canon.co.uk
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* 12.2 MP CMOS sensor
* 9-point wide-area AF
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
* DIGIC III processor
* Large, bright viewfinder
* Total image control
* Compact and lightweight
* Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
The 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor gives you plenty of detail for poster-size prints and extra flexibility when cropping. Sensitive in low light and virtually noise-free, Canons CMOS sensors are also remarkably power-efficient.
3.5 fps shooting
The EOS 450D captures up to 3.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 53 large JPEG images (6 in RAW).
9-point wide-area AF
The 9 AF points are spread out across the frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects. The central AF point is a high sensitivity cross type sensor for quick, accurate focusing with f/2.8 and faster lenses.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canons built-in dust prevention system uses three methods to keep images blemish-free. (1) Specialised materials reduce dust generation within the camera. (2) A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off. (3) Stubborn dust spots are mapped for easy removal in Digital Photo Professional.
3.0" LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0" LCD provides sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing the image from the LCD, and a choice of focussing modes.
DIGIC III processor
Renowned for its white balance accuracy, DIGIC III renders colours with brilliant, true-to-life precision. Captured images are processed in 14-bit colour depth for finer tonal gradations. DIGIC III works efficiently to minimise power consumption while maintaining ultra-fast response times.
Large, bright viewfinder
A large viewfinder gives a bright and clear view for easy composition of the scene.
Total image control
Gain easy control over image processing parameters with Picture Style presets. Contrast, sharpness and saturation can be customized in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software. After the shoot, Canons RAW processing software Digital Photo Professional provides everything you need to manage and process your RAW images.
Compact and lightweight
Ergonomically designed for natural and intuitive handling, the EOS 450 is housed in a compact body that weighs in at just 475 grams.
EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 450D is compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units.