£199.99 CANON EOS M - KIT LENS 18-55MM +FLASH UNIT 90EX+£10 VOUCHER CODE FOR NEXT PURCHASE! @ Argos
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£199.99 CANON EOS M - KIT LENS 18-55MM +FLASH UNIT 90EX+£10 VOUCHER CODE FOR NEXT PURCHASE! @ Argos

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Found 30th Nov 2014Made hot 3rd Dec 2014
It is my first post so be gentle please! I have found this offer on argos which is look very very good to me! It is only 199.99 plus 10 pounds discount voucher! also comes with 18-135mm IS STM kit lens which from reviews is very good plusa flash unit 90ex! no memory card though! but still very good camera for the money!

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18-55mm lens !! (not 18-135)

no flash either !

Original Poster

Oh sorry I wrote 18-55MM on title but 18-135mm on description sorry! do you know how can I change that?

Original Poster

It come with flash though! All the UK orders comes with flash! they didn't in the past but they do now!

It's a good price for a compact system camera! But I'm trying to find a Panasonic G series for a good price as I think they are the best for what I want.

Been this price in Argos for a long time now-I bought one a few months ago and have no regrets.

This is a great camera. Bought it for this price a while bag. Can not fault it and a great alternative to my 6d.

*back

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craig.walton2

This is a great camera. Bought it for this price a while bag. Can not … This is a great camera. Bought it for this price a while bag. Can not fault it and a great alternative to my 6d.


that is what I was thinking along with my 70d but this will go to my lady!!!:-p

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pauldh

Been this price in Argos for a long time now-I bought one a few months … Been this price in Argos for a long time now-I bought one a few months ago and have no regrets.



yes I know and I am very surprised and glad at the same time! It looks good present for Christmas! :-)

Yes is a great deal, but has been this price since July!

But if you don't have it buy it!!!

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mandemcrew

Yes is a great deal, but has been this price since July!But if you don't … Yes is a great deal, but has been this price since July!But if you don't have it buy it!!!



thanks!! I bought it !! I think my lady will be very pleased! ! it will be her first proper camera !!:-)

nice find

Great camera, stick the kit lens on ebay and pick up the 22mm pancake lens.
Great camera, perfect for quick, spontaneous shots in Iceland, and managed to get some impressive longer exposure shots on the northern lights with it.
Great small camera and it does look alittle ridiculous with a huge white lens and es adapter....

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deadalus3000

Great camera, stick the kit lens on ebay and pick up the 22mm pancake … Great camera, stick the kit lens on ebay and pick up the 22mm pancake lens.Great camera, perfect for quick, spontaneous shots in Iceland, and managed to get some impressive longer exposure shots on the northern lights with it.Great small camera and it does look alittle ridiculous with a huge white lens and es adapter....



do you mean to sell the kit lens and buy the 22mm? is the 22mm has IS? I can wait to test this camera I've seen very good reviews! ! I wish to be in Iceland for some nice photos!:-)

Excellent piece of kit. Got this last month for someone else for £149.99 @ Staples. Would have preferred the black version though.

Argos have always charged just £199, great amount of camera for the money. I bought the 22mm f/2 pancakes lens to go with it, amazing quality and beautiful bokeh!

Cough I'm selling mine cough

Owners, please correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like there's no remote trigger port on it?

mcdarius

Owners, please correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like there's no … Owners, please correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like there's no remote trigger port on it?


There isn't, but it works perfectly with the Canon RC-6 remote - readily available on well known auction site
Paid £6 a while back

This is a lot of camera for £200 and I've voted hot, but if you're in the market I would read reviews and opinions before buying.

I bought a compact system camera recently and felt it was worth spending a bit more — I was mainly concerned about focus speed (I know this has improved since reviews, but it still sounds slower than many other models), and when I tried out the Canon in store I wasn't a fan of how it sat in my hand.

However, if your budget is £200, this is a good buy.

chriscotton

do you mean to sell the kit lens and buy the 22mm? is the 22mm has IS? I … do you mean to sell the kit lens and buy the 22mm? is the 22mm has IS? I can wait to test this camera I've seen very good reviews! ! I wish to be in Iceland for some nice photos!:-)



Nope, the 22mm pancake lens doesn't have IS
I picked up the 22mm and the ef adapter for just over a £100 on fleabay

Don't forget, you can use Nectar points towards payment. Although some kind of double up offer would sweeten the deal, if only.

clivepalfrey

There isn't, but it works perfectly with the Canon RC-6 remote - readily … There isn't, but it works perfectly with the Canon RC-6 remote - readily available on well known auction site Paid £6 a while back



Thanks for that post. Very helpful.

Bought this camera in Currys a few months back when it went on clearance ex display. Excellent camera for this money.

It takes superb photos and the range of accessories is great.

If anybody is looking a nice camera bag thats not huge but can fit the camera in with the large lens attached. (flash has to be removed though)
i would recommend the crumpler jimmy bo 200 £12 on amazon currently.

Own it. A few things to be aware of.
The screen based controls are not ideal. And the auto-touch of screen to take pictures is annoying - and despite disabling, it seems to come back to being default - not sure why.
Changing aperture is also a pain on the touch screen.

Time between shots, this is probably the worst thing - as it takes enough time between shots to make you notice. Not an issue for slow moving things, but unusable for movement.

This leads to the autofocus, which is just awful - as it constantly scans trying to find the focus you want.

In low light, it is not good, and you have to remember to bring the flash with you, which is a separate attachment.

The battery doesn't last very long - does anyone have any suggestions, or alternatives? and annoyingly Canon use a different battery and charger to their DSLR range.

About lenses. The pancake lens is very very good. The 18-55 is also good, and better than the DSLR one. With an adapter, you can use other lenses e.g. ones for the DSLR range but with the EOS-M. However, you can't go the other way around, i.e. you can't use the EOS-M pancake or kit lens with a DSLR range - not sure about other mirrorless cameras.

The portability is fantastic, compared to a DSLR, but the battery life does limit it.

With that in mind, it is still a bargain price to get DSLR like shots, and is certainly a good place to start on a budget, or to add to a DSLR you already have. If anyone wants, I can put up some pics of what is possible with this camera.
Edited by: "abulkasam" 3rd Dec 2014

Got this Camera from Argos last week. It's a fabulous bit of kit!

Heat from me!

I bought one of these when at £150.00 a while ago and have sold it since. Just couldn't live with the (as above) constantly hunting focus and shot to shot times. This was with the updated software too. A real shame as I tried really hard to get on with it for the portability etc but went back to my full size DSLR pretty rapidly. The M2 is said to address these concerns but isn't anywhere near this price...

I bought this for a camera to take when I couldnt be assed with my DSLR, I tried really hard to like this but I just couldn't, I haven't been so disappointed in something in quite sometime. Dont get me wrong the image quality is brillian but I found no joy in taking any picures with it, the firmware improved the autofocus but not to the poitn where it didnt annoy me and the shot time isn't quite there. My trusty 40D is still me camera of choice and still produces outstanding images for a camera coming up to 8 years old.

Hands up if you're part of the great 90 pound cashback Amazon free lens free gear debacle of 2013...

brought this 2 months ago and a great little camera, used it at a wedding with some very impressive results

Donkii

I bought this for a camera to take when I couldnt be assed with my DSLR, … I bought this for a camera to take when I couldnt be assed with my DSLR, I tried really hard to like this but I just couldn't, I haven't been so disappointed in something in quite sometime. Dont get me wrong the image quality is brillian but I found no joy in taking any picures with it, the firmware improved the autofocus but not to the poitn where it didnt annoy me and the shot time isn't quite there. My trusty 40D is still me camera of choice and still produces outstanding images for a camera coming up to 8 years old.



Strange, I really did not get on with my 40D,it never took a great shot, and I left it on the shelf for many years, eventually selling it for a fraction of what it cost. The EOS M, on the other hand is my camera of choice for general snaps. For more serious stuff, I use a Full Frame Canon.

ukcobra

Strange, I really did not get on with my 40D,it never took a great shot, … Strange, I really did not get on with my 40D,it never took a great shot, and I left it on the shelf for many years, eventually selling it for a fraction of what it cost. The EOS M, on the other hand is my camera of choice for general snaps. For more serious stuff, I use a Full Frame Canon.



What do you classify as "more serious stuff"? I am currently saving for a 6D but have to admit, you are the first person to say they didn't get on with a 40D. Its regarded as one of Canon's best camera's, full alloy body, good autofocus and decent ISO handling for a camera of its age, how did you find its shots? I have seen nothing in the newer range of XXD camera's to make me want to upgrade to one.

For a general walk about I find most compacts, the M included just to slow AF and shot wise, I guess its the spoiling a DSLR gives you. Again the image qaulity from this camera is good, I just didnt enjoy using it.

Edited by: "Donkii" 3rd Dec 2014

It will only go down in price. Canon recalled the EOS M stock and plans to relaunch the system at a later point...

@mcdarius you can use the infrared rc-6 remote trigger - pretty cheap on eBay

abulkasam

Own it. A few things to be aware of.The screen based controls are not … Own it. A few things to be aware of.The screen based controls are not ideal. And the auto-touch of screen to take pictures is annoying - and despite disabling, it seems to come back to being default - not sure why.Changing aperture is also a pain on the touch screen.Time between shots, this is probably the worst thing - as it takes enough time between shots to make you notice. Not an issue for slow moving things, but unusable for movement.This leads to the autofocus, which is just awful - as it constantly scans trying to find the focus you want.In low light, it is not good, and you have to remember to bring the flash with you, which is a separate attachment.The battery doesn't last very long - does anyone have any suggestions, or alternatives? and annoyingly Canon use a different battery and charger to their DSLR range.About lenses. The pancake lens is very very good. The 18-55 is also good, and better than the DSLR one. With an adapter, you can use other lenses e.g. ones for the DSLR range but with the EOS-M. However, you can't go the other way around, i.e. you can't use the EOS-M pancake or kit lens with a DSLR range - not sure about other mirrorless cameras. The portability is fantastic, compared to a DSLR, but the battery life does limit it.With that in mind, it is still a bargain price to get DSLR like shots, and is certainly a good place to start on a budget, or to add to a DSLR you already have. If anyone wants, I can put up some pics of what is possible with this camera.



If you could post a link or something to some pics you have taken with this, that would be great.

deadalus3000

Great camera, perfect for quick, spontaneous shots in Iceland, and … Great camera, perfect for quick, spontaneous shots in Iceland, and managed to get some impressive longer exposure shots on the northern lights with it.


Do you mean the lights over the cheese counter in the northern corner of the shop?

This or the Samsung nx3000?

Donkii

What do you classify as "more serious stuff"? I am currently saving for a … What do you classify as "more serious stuff"? I am currently saving for a 6D but have to admit, you are the first person to say they didn't get on with a 40D. Its regarded as one of Canon's best camera's, full alloy body, good autofocus and decent ISO handling for a camera of its age, how did you find its shots? I have seen nothing in the newer range of XXD camera's to make me want to upgrade to one.For a general walk about I find most compacts, the M included just to slow AF and shot wise, I guess its the spoiling a DSLR gives you. Again the image qaulity from this camera is good, I just didnt enjoy using it.



Shooting landscapes, bridges, Aurora, Star Trails, I used a 5DMKII, or my new 6D is what I use for more serious photography which requires a wider range of lense options. I tried shooting the back of the Hollywood sign with a 7D and could not get it all in, even with my 11mm lense. A full frame can do it. The cropped sensor limited my options there.

Edited by: "ukcobra" 3rd Dec 2014

ukcobra

Shooting landscapes, bridges, Aurora, Star Trails, I used a 5DMKII, or my … Shooting landscapes, bridges, Aurora, Star Trails, I used a 5DMKII, or my new 6D is what I use for more serious photography which requires a wider range of lense options. I tried shooting the back of the Hollywood sign with a 7D and could not get it all in, even with my 11mm lense. A full frame can do it. The cropped sensor limited my options there.



Do you find the 6D much of an improvment on the 5D Mkii?
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