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This is the best price I could find the Canon EOS 550D body (without lens) that includes an extended 3 year warranty and 8GB SD Card. Its probably also worth adding the Mega Kit Upgrade for £30 as its a good price for a spare battery, let alone the Samsonite case and extra SD Card.

At half the price of the Canon 7D, this camera has an 18mp image but has identical features for film recording.

These DSLR cameras are great digital stills cameras but are the next generation for film photography. They have an unbelievable 1 sensor cmos chip that records at 44mbps, 1080p, 24, 25 & 30fps, also 720p at 50 & 60fps for great slow motion shooting. You have the advantage of filming with a natural film look similar to 35mm cameras but at a fraction of the price compared to the overall cost of a Sony EX3 Camcorder (only records at 35mbps) and DOF Adapter (ie. Redrock Encore 2). It films to SDHC cards or the new SDXC cards.

Websites are popping up everywhere with video footage of these Canon DSLR cameras.
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#1
It's currently hard to guage a good deal on this camera as it's so new, but for reference you can get them for under £550 (including shipping) if you are willing to buy from a prominent internet auction site. Some people don't like doing this, but it's worth knowing for informational purposes. I predict that that same site will have them for £500 within 2 weeks.

Also, you might want to check the SD card that best camera are including for free. If it's not a decent one then it will most likely not work with the video function of this camera as the data rate of the h264 video capture is quite high. Most people recommend sandisk extreme 3 (new version) and above for video work.

I'm glad I held off on the 7d as I can put the extra £500 towards a nice lens!
#2
seems like a good deal, guess it's a game of patience as in a few months time they'll prob be this price or less with a kit lens.
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unclesomebody
It's currently hard to guage a good deal on this camera as it's so new, but for reference you can get them for under £550 (including shipping) if you are willing to buy from a prominent internet auction site. Some people don't like doing this, but it's worth knowing for informational purposes. I predict that that same site will have them for £500 within 2 weeks.

Also, you might want to check the SD card that best camera are including for free. If it's not a decent one then it will most likely not work with the video function of this camera as the data rate of the h264 video capture is quite high. Most people recommend sandisk extreme 3 (new version) and above for video work.

I'm glad I held off on the 7d as I can put the extra £500 towards a nice lens!


Doesn't all technology drop in price over time. I personally think this will drive down the price of the 7D or 5D cameras. I don't think this one will drop quite so fast yet for a UK version.

The trouble with the prominent internet auction site you are referring to is that they are usually foreign imports. Admittedly this camera records to Film 24p, PAL 25p & NTSC 30p so a foreign import should work fine, you will just have the issue of changing the power supply adapter plug (the American version is the Rebel T2i). However the clincher for this deal for me was the 3 year warranty. [url]www.acecameras.co.uk[/url] are selling the same camera body for £638 including delivery, but without an extended warranty, so paying an extra £12 for the warranty is worth it for me!

Agree with memory cards, never go for the cheapest you should look for at least a Class 6 SDHC card, but anyone involved with Full HD cameras should know this.
#4
One can hope that the 550d drives down the prices of the 7d and 5dmk2, but the 7d coming out didn't bring the price of the 5dmk2 down at all. But here's to hoping.

The extended 3 year warranty is good, but always look into these things to verify exactly what you get.
banned#5
Hot in my book - nipped in to Jessops last week to enquire about this and I was told it'd be £799 for the body only.
#7
They are currently on back order, Have ordered anyway as shouldnt be too long a wait and such a good price with that warranty. Cheers OP! :thumbsup:
#8
These people do not actually have one in stock. I have asked them several times. The problem with buying off an ebay Hong Kong account is you are going to be stung for import duty in the way in, so with the ripoff admin charge the courier charges + import duty & VAT it pays to buy it in the UK.

Could get the US version (known as the Rebel 2ti) have no recording limit of 12 minutes, which is patently ridiculous, given that it is a regulatory restriction not in the interests of the grosse Europaische public, so the EC should strike this stupid rule.

Have not been able to get the answer to this question, which is to rephrase "Does the EOS Rebel 2ti have the same 12 minute recording length restriction as the EOS 550d?

Any help appreciated.
#9
Got mine today so it wasnt long to wait at all :thumbsup:
#10
NikonCanonLad
These people do not actually have one in stock. I have asked them several times. The problem with buying off an ebay Hong Kong account is you are going to be stung for import duty in the way in, so with the ripoff admin charge the courier charges + import duty & VAT it pays to buy it in the UK.

Could get the US version (known as the Rebel 2ti) have no recording limit of 12 minutes, which is patently ridiculous, given that it is a regulatory restriction not in the interests of the grosse Europaische public, so the EC should strike this stupid rule.

Have not been able to get the answer to this question, which is to rephrase "Does the EOS Rebel 2ti have the same 12 minute recording length restriction as the EOS 550d?

Any help appreciated.


I got mine within a week of release and love it :thumbsup:! I don't think there was enough stock to fill back orders. I presume that as soon as they received stock they were dispatching out to people.

The 12 minute recording issue is not necessarily a EU law problem but is more to do with the firmware in the canon cameras being limited to a 4gb file for SDHC cards. If you record at lower quality, the length of the available recording lasts longer, until you hit a 4gb file size. The (US) T2i has the same issue.

All FAT32 formatted devices record a maximum of 4gb files but to bypass this limit, they create a proxy file that allows you to continue recording seamlessly. Only the proxy file can be seen but behind the proxy file could be a series of 4gb files that are hidden to the user. The Canon DSLR technology doesn't employ this proxy technique, this limiting a full HD 1920x1080p clip to 12 minutes.

However, I've been making films for years and have never recored for 12 minutes on a single take! If your recording a show, or a overly long speech at a wedding it would be a different issue.
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Not me. It's since been blocked!

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