Canon EOS 500D SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) - £469.98 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Looks a decent price for an SLR Camera with a decent IS Lens....

Product Features

* 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
* Full HD 1080p movie recording with HDMI output for connection to HDTV
* ISO range up to 12800
* 3.4 frames per second continuous shooting mode
* Wide-area, nine-point, auto focus system with cross-type central AF point

Technical Details

IMAGE SENSOR
Type - 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Aspect Ratio - 3:2
Low-Pass Filter - Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
LENS
Focal Length - Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
Type - TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points - 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
AF working range - EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes - AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo
Predictive AF (7) - Yes, up to 10m
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modes - TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC, (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center), (4) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range - EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
ISO Sensitivity (8) - AUTO(100-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Expandable to 6400 + H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
SHUTTER
Speed - 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
Settings - AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom. White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9, 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
WB Bracketing - +/-3 levels in single level increments, 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias
Viewfinder Information - AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light. Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB. Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light. Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
LCD MONITOR
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically) - Approx 170°
Display Options - (1) Quick Control Screen, (2) Camera settings
FLASH
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) - 13
Built-in Flash Coverage - up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time - Approx. 3 seconds
Red-Eye Reduction - Yes
X-sync - 1/200sec
HotShoe/ PC terminal - Yes
SHOOTING
Modes - Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture Styles - Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image Processing - Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes), Long exposure noise reduction, High ISO speed noise reduction, Peripheral illumination correction
Continuous Shooting - Max. Approx. 3.4fps. (speed maintained for up to 170 images (JPEG)(1), 9 images (RAW)) (2)
FILE TYPE
Still Image Type - JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording - Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Movie Size - HD (16:9)1920 x 1080P -20fps, 1280x720P -30fps, SD(4:3) 640 x 480 -30fps
File Numbering - (1) Consecutive numbering, (2) Auto reset, (3) Manual reset
Display Formats - (1) Single image with information (2 levels),(2) Single image,(3) 4 image index,(4) 9 image index,(5) Jump Display
INTERFACE
Computer - Hi-Speed USB
Other - Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI Type C
STORAGE
Type - SD card, SDHC card
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing - ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing - Digital Photo Professional
Other - PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor (* Requires optional accessory)
Dimensions (WxHxD) - 128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm
Weight (body only) - Weight (body only)
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#1
I was thinking of getting this, but reviews seem to suggest either getting the cheaper 450d, or paying the extra and getting the 550d.
#2
Pay extra to get the 600D
#3
The 550d is currently £545, the 600d is £699 - that's a big difference which could be used on another lens.
#4
Its £502 now

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