CANON EOS 450D DIGITAL SLR CAMERA 18-55MM LENS DEAL £359.99 @ Ebay/Argos Outlet - HotUKDeals
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#1
Not available to the Scottish Highlands, WTF! they ship everything else up here :(
#2
wow, smoking hot price.
#3
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.
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andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.

With latest incarnation the 550d nearly twice the price, if you are not worried about video shooting, and happy with 12mp resolution (and who wouldn't be) this camera is an absolute steal at this price
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That's a ridiculously hot price....

I've got a 350d, served me flawlessly for 5 years, on my opinion, unless it's a specific feature like video you're after, there should be no hesitation buying this camera - my 350d has good enough features and image quality for virtually any enthusiast or amateur, and you'd be far, far, far better off spending the price difference on some decent lenses...

I suggest everyone should have either the 35mm f/2 or 50mm f1.8 primes and should consider upgrading the kit lens for a 28/135 IS....
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andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.

what a rediculous comment....this is a very hot deal for an excellent camera
#7

Edited By: merlinthehappypig on Nov 16, 2010 08:04
#8
Agreed still a great camera even though it is a few years old - great way to get into DSLRs
#9
I have this and its fab!
#10
Get the fixed 50mm fixed lens for great shots too.
#11
Great deal!!!
#12
Great price for a new camera as they are going on ebay used for £300 and this is still a much better camera than the 1000D which is a similar price.
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andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.


ffs yes the design has been around a bit but you make it sound like the camera itself has been sitting on a shelf for years, there's very little difference really apart from specific features between this and the 550D and the 1000D which is still current is actually more expensive and inferior to the 450D
#14
Great price for a great camera.
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andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.


I own the 450D, my friend owns the 550D... Comparing the difference in quality on the PC is sometimes difficult (the LCD on the camera is far better on the 550D so that would be an unfair comparison). Yes it's nice that he has 18mp and I only have 12mp, and he has HD video and I don't... but... having said that, the price difference between the two cameras is still huge. I agree with comments above that money saved should be spent on some new glass. The 450D is by no means an "ancient SLR" and produces some really nice images, especially with the 50mm f1.8 and 70-200 f4 L IS :p (credit to the 550D owner lol)
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Hot hot hot. I bought the 450D around 18 months ago for £460 or so - it is a terrific camera and a steal at £360.

If you buy it for this price + replace the kit lense with say a Tamron f2.8 17-50 (I bought one on Ebay for £200), it will blow the 550D + kit lens out of the water. (cheapest price for the 550D + kit lens according to camerapricebuster is £632)
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andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.


So for the same money - what would YOU suggest is a better buy? We all KNOW there is better out there for twice as much but for the £359 - come up with a better alternative Mr smart @r5e!
#18
I've been wanting to get into Photography for some time now and this looks like the perfect starting Camera for me. Do you think it is worth going for this deal or the other one Argos are doing with the additional 2nd lens (Focal length 55-250mm - Aperture f/4-5.6) for £489?
Thanks
#19
still using the my 450D no need to upgrade yet.

better lens > better camera in most cases
#20
Good camera for a good price.

The newer ones have more features video but I'd rather have this [which I have] and a TZ10/7 for video/compactness as opposed to spending big money on a 550D for video.
#21
agreed - 18M is only useful if you crop a LOT! or crop and print A3's regularly.

chrismarriott66
andyken
This was a very good camera in its day, but was first released in early 2008 and is therefore now approaching 3 years old, which is pretty ancient in SLR terms. Still good, but arguably superseded in both image quality and features by more 'modern' cameras. Good price, though.


I own the 450D, my friend owns the 550D... Comparing the difference in quality on the PC is sometimes difficult (the LCD on the camera is far better on the 550D so that would be an unfair comparison). Yes it's nice that he has 18mp and I only have 12mp, and he has HD video and I don't... but... having said that, the price difference between the two cameras is still huge. I agree with comments above that money saved should be spent on some new glass. The 450D is by no means an "ancient SLR" and produces some really nice images, especially with the 50mm f1.8 and 70-200 f4 L IS :p (credit to the 550D owner lol)
#22
Bought, many thanks - was waiting for a deal on the 1000d but this is a better first SLR to buy.
#23
cr1cketer
I've been wanting to get into Photography for some time now and this looks like the perfect starting Camera for me. Do you think it is worth going for this deal or the other one Argos are doing with the additional 2nd lens (Focal length 55-250mm - Aperture f/4-5.6) for £489?
Thanks


I would say a lot relates to what you're going to be shooting. If you're going to need a zoom lens then yes you're saving money with the other deal, and the lens is a pretty good starter lens. There are a lot of people who will tell you to save the money and buy a better kit or zoom lens, but it really depends how seriously you want to get into it...
#24
I would say a lot relates to what you're going to be shooting. If you're going to need a zoom lens then yes you're saving money with the other deal, and the lens is a pretty good starter lens. There are a lot of people who will tell you to save the money and buy a better kit or zoom lens, but it really depends how seriously you want to get into it...

Thanks for your help, I know it might have sounded a silly question, but you've helped a lot - I'll order this one.
#25
Thanks very much - been a very expensive morning so far :D

Been looking for a camera for ages and couldn't resist at this price - was going to buy the 1000D until I saw your post.
#26
cr1cketer
I would say a lot relates to what you're going to be shooting. If you're going to need a zoom lens then yes you're saving money with the other deal, and the lens is a pretty good starter lens. There are a lot of people who will tell you to save the money and buy a better kit or zoom lens, but it really depends how seriously you want to get into it...

Thanks for your help, I know it might have sounded a silly question, but you've helped a lot - I'll order this one.


No worries, good luck and have fun!
#27
chrismarriott66
cr1cketer
I've been wanting to get into Photography for some time now and this looks like the perfect starting Camera for me. Do you think it is worth going for this deal or the other one Argos are doing with the additional 2nd lens (Focal length 55-250mm - Aperture f/4-5.6) for £489?
Thanks


I would say a lot relates to what you're going to be shooting. If you're going to need a zoom lens then yes you're saving money with the other deal, and the lens is a pretty good starter lens. There are a lot of people who will tell you to save the money and buy a better kit or zoom lens, but it really depends how seriously you want to get into it...



There is often a confusion between 'zoom' lenses and lenses with a long focal length.

Basically there are two types of lens. Those with a fixed focal length, and those with a variable focal length. Ones with a variable focal length are often referred to as 'zoom lenses'.

However, that term has tended to imply a long focal length, typically 200mm or more. But even a 12-24mm lens is a 'zoom' lens, even though it has a very short (though variable) focal length.
#28
There is often a confusion between 'zoom' lenses and lenses with a long focal length.

Basically there are two types of lens. Those with a fixed focal length, and those with a variable focal length. Ones with a variable focal length are often referred to as 'zoom lenses'.

However, that term has tended to imply a long focal length, typically 200mm or more. But even a 12-24mm lens is a 'zoom' lens, even though it has a very short (though variable) focal length.

Thank you - that explains a lot.
#29
londislagerhound
chrismarriott66
cr1cketer
I've been wanting to get into Photography for some time now and this looks like the perfect starting Camera for me. Do you think it is worth going for this deal or the other one Argos are doing with the additional 2nd lens (Focal length 55-250mm - Aperture f/4-5.6) for £489?
Thanks


I would say a lot relates to what you're going to be shooting. If you're going to need a zoom lens then yes you're saving money with the other deal, and the lens is a pretty good starter lens. There are a lot of people who will tell you to save the money and buy a better kit or zoom lens, but it really depends how seriously you want to get into it...



There is often a confusion between 'zoom' lenses and lenses with a long focal length.

Basically there are two types of lens. Those with a fixed focal length, and those with a variable focal length. Ones with a variable focal length are often referred to as 'zoom lenses'.

However, that term has tended to imply a long focal length, typically 200mm or more. But even a 12-24mm lens is a 'zoom' lens, even though it has a very short (though variable) focal length.


But for someone just getting into DSLR photography, focal lengths might not mean much when thinking about degrees of magnification... The term 'zoom' implies a lens that will magnify the subject :)
suspended#30
nice price, got a 400d myself, you'd get great quality photos from this, i'd love the 550d but it costs a bomb!
#31
Great Deal Thanks!

The Argos ebay outlet also have 2 lens deal for the same camera @ £489.99

Ebay Link


Edited By: ritin.jain on Nov 16, 2010 11:36
#32
... and i thought camerapricebuster was authority on where to get the cheapest cameras.
#33
whilst talking about the possibility of other lenses, i've just found this and posted... :p

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/5-off-all-dslr-lenses-jessops-6-qui/801608
#34
I shoot with this regularly and cannot recommend it highly enough, superb bit of kit and one i'm still reluctant to upgrade from! Steal at this price
#35
Is this likely to be the best DSLR deal over the next two months, or will it be beaten in xmas deals or Jan sales (i can wait if a better deal is likely)?
#36
Great price! was holding out for a deal on a 500d but this is too good to resist. Ordered!
suspended#37
its unlikely you'll see a better deal, there's a 500d and 550d out but those cost alot more.
#38
for an additional £120, the twin lens kit appears a better buy, the 55-200 IS canon lens costs a lot more than £120 ?
#39
£179 in Jessops

Edited By: Jazzerd on Nov 16, 2010 13:10
#40
Well thanks guys, the Thought-Police/fanatical wing of the Canon Defence League are certainly out in force today!

Those who read my comment, rather than criticising or hurling abuse (I don't much like being called an ar$e) would see that I said, '...very good camera in its day....but approaching 3 years old....still good....good price', but suggested other 'more modern' cameras may offer more.

Presumably if I had suggested that this wasn't a good camera, the lynchin mob would currently be hammering at my door.....

I could name the alternative cameras I had in mind, but in view of the opprobrium that has already been aimed in my direction, I frankly don't see why I should, as some of the 'open minded' comments above suggest it really wouldn't achieve much. :(

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