Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) - £467 + £30 canon cashback @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) - £467 + £30 canon cashback. Has been circa £490 to £520 over last few weeks.
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#1
Amazing price for a great camera, voted hot.

I got mine for just under £500 last April and that was a super deal at the time, so this is superb as DSLRs don't depreciate in price very quickly.
#2
Price been going up and down for weeks....was £505 then £483 then £480 then £474 then back to £505 now this
#3
Save thy pennies for a 550D
#4
I just ordered this...the 550 is approx £150 more - thats a HUGE amount
#5
500D has a lot of awards in magazines.
#6
550D is the way to go! despite the £150 on top. They shot the whole "House" series using this camera ... it really is worth the additional money.
#7
picked one of these up a few weeks ago at 490 for the non is lens so this is a bargain
#8
raj1963
550D is the way to go! despite the £150 on top. They shot the whole "House" series using this camera ... it really is worth the additional money.

But does the 550D make YOU a better photographer? I think not.
#9
Roll on monday or tuesday when its delivered! Paid for expedite but got to wait til next week :(
#10
Cheapest I seen it, not to mention that this can do 1080p video.
#11
i own 500D and this price is great for such great great camera :) voted hot
#12
raj1963
550D is the way to go! despite the £150 on top. They shot the whole "House" series using this camera ... it really is worth the additional money.

Not exactly... they shot the final episode of House using Canon 5DII's
#13
ONE episode of House was shot on a Canon Eos 5D MkII. That is way, way, different to a 550D. The 550D isn't massively better than the 500D, and £150 buys you some very decent 'glass' (lenses to you and me) which is really what makes the difference. There may be no substitute for talent, but I would go for a 500D kit+extra lens over the 550D kit any day.
#14
I believe the main differences are the 550D is 18MP rather than 15MP, and it can shoot full HD video at 30 frames per second rather than 20 frames per second for the 500D.
#15
Other differences

3.7 frames per second shooting over 3.4 frames per second


Both have a What Digital Camera Gold Award, both are MacUser award winners 2009

The 500D is Macworld Editor's Choice, PC Advisor Awards winner 2010, What Digital Camera Best Mid-Price DSLR 2009

550D: TIPA 2010 Awards best D-SLR Advanced, EISA Awards Best Product 2010-2011 (Camera), ephotozine Highly Recommended, Digital Camera Editor's Choice, Digital DSLR Best Buy


Edited By: mccririck on Dec 03, 2010 16:44
#16
Basically it depends if you have a spare £150 lying around that you cant think of anything else to spend with. Both cameras are excellent.
#17
Im a Nikon fan and would go for the D5000 or D90 personally but a good price regardless.
#18
I'm stuck between choosing this or the Pentax K-x which can be had for a alot cheaper and favours favourably against the 500D. Both score 73%/74% on dpreview.com and here's an interesting vs:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon_EOS_500D-vs-Pentax_K-x

Pentax can be had with 2 lenses from Currys for £399 (plus probably quidco and a few voucher codes lying around)

Any advice?

Edited By: noeasywayout on Dec 03, 2010 16:57: l
#19
noeasywayout
I'm stuck between choosing this or the Pentax K-x which can be had for a alot cheaper and favours favourably against the 500D. Both score 73%/74% on dpreview.com

If you can afford it go for the Cantax
If not just settle for the Penon
#20
put the £150 towards a lens, you'll gain much more, mega pixels and frames per second count for nothing if you can get a sharp shot! (not that the kit lens is terrible, but a lens upgrade will not be far away)
#21
I have a theory about Canon prices One The Dollar to pound rates and also The vat goes up in Jan so does the Retailer absorb the extra cost or does add it to it.. . or does he reduce to price now knowing not much money about after Christmas
#22
Nice Camera and good price, don't buy on inpulse, photography is a very expensive hobby, you will soon crave for more lenses and equipment
#23
an excellent price
#24
iscom
I have a theory about Canon prices One The Dollar to pound rates and also The vat goes up in Jan so does the Retailer absorb the extra cost or does add it to it.. . or does he reduce to price now knowing not much money about after Christmas


We are going to buy the 500D or 550D too, but we were going to wait until after xmas...
#25
price is now 481.40 on amazon - so expired?
#26
Really think this is a cracking deal. The 550D is much more plasticky and chunky. I have the 500D and I love it. Got it in April for £520 (with cashback) and that was a bargain back then.

720p video looks amazing with these. I agree with the person who says buy this and put the rest towards a good lens. That it what I am currently saving for.
#27
I bought a Canon 5d off ebay last week ....waiting for it to arrive. £800 ish with a couple of cheaper lenses. Throughout my uni years I worked part time as camera counter expert at PC World (counts for nothing I know) but I met lots of pro photographers who would ask me for advice and were thinking of making the step from film to digital but in 2002 the technology just wasn't comparable.

Anyway so I finally made the decision last week to get a DSLR and why not get the best....so can somebody please tell me what are the best lenses for Canon? are they the L Series? (is F stop important also).

Thanks in advance.
#28
thekudos
I bought a Canon 5d off ebay last week ....waiting for it to arrive. £800 ish with a couple of cheaper lenses. Throughout my uni years I worked part time as camera counter expert at PC World (counts for nothing I know) but I met lots of pro photographers who would ask me for advice and were thinking of making the step from film to digital but in 2002 the technology just wasn't comparable. Anyway so I finally made the decision last week to get a DSLR and why not get the best....so can somebody please tell me what are the best lenses for Canon? are they the L Series? (is F stop important also).Thanks in advance.

f stop is important
50mm f1.8 cheap and nice
85mm f1.8 outstanding lens for portrait
70-200 f4.0 L IS fantastic but pricey (looking to buy it this week £800, sold the 70-300 IS was good but the 300mm end was never sharp enough)
#29
Its a case of being on the right site at the right time and having money to buy it. . I am toying with the idea of buying a 500d but already having a 450d, 400d and a 300d will have to sell one, and am not sure if I would see the extra benifit of upgrading, other than the Movies mode, few extra megpix's and maybe the higher iso speed, and as have seen 500d's for less than this maybe selling and upgrading will only cost about £100, so it is temping, but I was thinking of buying a new 55-250mm is lens so now am not sure what to do
:(
#30
I got it for £467! Amazon are so annoying with the prices changing every hour or two
#31
pippo27


f stop is important
50mm f1.8 cheap and nice
85mm f1.8 outstanding lens for portrait
70-200 f4.0 L IS fantastic but pricey (looking to buy it this week £800, sold the 70-300 IS was good but the 300mm end was never sharp enough)


Thanks. I got two lenses with it:
Canon 28 - 90mm lens
Canon 90 - 300mm lens

Doesn't give anymore info but I did a search on google shopping and they are about £100 each new so am guessing will need some better lenses soon.

What is it that makes the £800 lens so much better? Is it the focal range or the F-stop or is it just a better construction/materials? Do you really notice a massive difference in photo quality?
#32
hotukdealz
noeasywayout
I'm stuck between choosing this or the Pentax K-x which can be had for a alot cheaper and favours favourably against the 500D. Both score 73%/74% on dpreview.com


If you can afford it go for the Cantax
If not just settle for the Penon


love it :)
#33
I must buy, but holding for a better price
#34
Good price, I got in Comet a couple of weeks for £395 (including the quidco & canon cashback) but I think that offer has expired now
#35
I ordered the 550D from US (it is called Rebel T2i there) for £460.
So if you can, better go for the 550D rather than this as it is miles better.
#36
Is it really worth paying the extra £200 for a 550D, as the difference in cost is around £150, but then you also dont get the £30 Canon cashback with the 550D as you do with the 500D..?
#37
flashjohny
I ordered the 550D from US (it is called Rebel T2i there) for £460.
So if you can, better go for the 550D rather than this as it is miles better.

That's cool. How did you do it? This seems a good price

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