£349 CANON EOS 1300D DSLR Camera with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 & 75-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + FREE 24 page photo book worth £59.99 (RRP) + 2 year guarantee + free del.@ currys.co.uk
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£349 CANON EOS 1300D DSLR Camera with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 & 75-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens + FREE 24 page photo book worth £59.99 (RRP) + 2 year guarantee + free del.@ currys.co.uk

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The 75-300mm is a pretty awful lens, I'd personally rather spend the cash on getting a better starting camera and save for a better tele lens at a later date, but if you want a DSLR + tele lens combo without a huge amount of investment, then this is about as cheap as you can get. The photo book is icing on the cake, so heat from me.
It's even cheaper with lens 18-55 which might be more useful for fashion and portrait use over a telephoto lens. Heat added either way.

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typical I bought this very package from Currys at the weekend for £420!
buz1962

typical I bought this very package from Currys at the weekend for £420!


You have 21 days to return it. They also matching lower prices within 7 days of a purchase.
money.monster

It's even cheaper with lens 18-55 which might be more useful for fashion … It's even cheaper with lens 18-55 which might be more useful for fashion and portrait use over a telephoto lens. Heat added either way.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/digital-cameras/dslr-and-compact-system-cameras/canon-eos-1300d-dslr-camera-with-18-55-mm-f-3-5-5-6-lens-black-10144243-pdt.html#srcid=11026



This deal includes the 18-55 as well as the 75-300. It's a good price for the two lens combo, however, these versions of the lenses do not have Image Stabilisation (IS), and the 75-300 (as others have said) is a fairly poor lens.

I'd personally recommend the version of the 1300D with the 18-55 IS lens from Amazon for £319, and then saving up for the far better 55-250 IS telephoto lens, which can be had for around £125. the total of £444 is nearly £100 more than this deal, but the lenses with IS will give significantly better results.
Edited by: "cjed" 6th Apr 2017
I want to get into photography, what's a good kit to start with?
FRZ

I want to get into photography, what's a good kit to start with?



At this price, I'd probably go for it. I have a Nikon 3300 that I paid about £300 for last year, but if buying one now, would consider this one for sure
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deleted1032520
I know very little about cameras but I'm looking for one with really high dynamic range, anyone able to confirm if this is this suitable for filming a brightly lit stage from a dark seating area?
When I'm filming (videos) of my daughter dancing on stage my current camera shows the videos with her excessively bright and washed out.

If this camera is not suitable then could someone recommend an alternative? Ideally a bridge camera.
NeoTrix

At this price, I'd probably go for it. I have a Nikon 3300 that I paid … At this price, I'd probably go for it. I have a Nikon 3300 that I paid about £300 for last year, but if buying one now, would consider this one for sure



Thanks i noticed someone above mentioned there is no IS on this deal (they referred to this instead - amazon.co.uk/gp/…2W/?tag=ho01f-21&th=1) am i right in thinking IS is the feature to prevent half blurred, fuzzy shots?
OrribleHarry

I know very little about cameras but I'm looking for one with really high … I know very little about cameras but I'm looking for one with really high dynamic range, anyone able to confirm if this is this suitable for filming a brightly lit stage from a dark seating area? When I'm filming (videos) of my daughter dancing on stage my current camera shows the videos with her excessively bright and washed out. If this camera is not suitable then could someone recommend an alternative? Ideally a bridge camera.


Ideally you need a camera with spot metering so you can set the correct exposure for your daughter on stage. Any DSLR offers this. HDR is only necessary if you also want good shadow detail in the audience. Personally I would just let the audience become silhouettes. If you don't want to invest in a DSLR just chose a camera with exposure compensation. Most cameras expose for the whole scene in auto mode which is why bright central objects become over exposed, it is a simple matter just to dial the exposure back a bit if your camera allows. A bridge camera with manual controls would be good for you as it will have good telephoto reach. I have a Canon SX530, but the newer Canon SX540 is on offer at Currys and should do the job even better.
buz1962

typical I bought this very package from Currys at the weekend for £420!


You have 7 days to get the difference refunded. I used to work there. Make sure you go before the 7 days is up.
FRZ

Thanks i noticed someone above mentioned there is no IS on this deal … Thanks i noticed someone above mentioned there is no IS on this deal (they referred to this instead - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CU8JQ2W/?tag=ho01f-21&th=1) am i right in thinking IS is the feature to prevent half blurred, fuzzy shots?



There are 3 main causes of blurred photos. (1) Incorrect focus, IS doesn't help with this, (2) Subject Movement, IS won't help with this either, (3) Camera movement - this is the one that IS can help with.

IS (Image Stabilisation) is a feature that attempts to compensate for camera movement, it means that you can take acceptable hand-held pictures at slower shutter speeds than a non-IS system. It's especially useful for telephoto lenses, such as the 75-300mm or 55-250mm lenses mentioned in this thread, but can be helpful in low-light with shorter focal length lenses such as the 18-55mm kit lens. It's important to realise that it doesn't help with subject movement though.
I bought this camera due to it's small size, with a prime lens it fits in a coat pocket (best camera is the one you have on you).
It's got the main feature i want; changing the aperture. A flip screen would be nice, bit it would increase the size.
cjed

This deal includes the 18-55 as well as the 75-300. It's a good price for … This deal includes the 18-55 as well as the 75-300. It's a good price for the two lens combo, however, these versions of the lenses do not have Image Stabilisation (IS), and the 75-300 (as others have said) is a fairly poor lens.I'd personally recommend the version of the 1300D with the 18-55 IS lens from Amazon for £319, and then saving up for the far better 55-250 IS telephoto lens, which can be had for around £125. the total of £444 is nearly £100 more than this deal, but the lenses with IS will give significantly better results.


Bang on with that advice, my friend. The IS versions of the 18-55 and 55-250 make a great combo. If that's out of budget, then a mint used EOS1200 (which is very similar to the 1300) from MPB Photographic will be a great starter kit.
cjed

There are 3 main causes of blurred photos. (1) Incorrect focus, IS … There are 3 main causes of blurred photos. (1) Incorrect focus, IS doesn't help with this, (2) Subject Movement, IS won't help with this either, (3) Camera movement - this is the one that IS can help with.IS (Image Stabilisation) is a feature that attempts to compensate for camera movement, it means that you can take acceptable hand-held pictures at slower shutter speeds than a non-IS system. It's especially useful for telephoto lenses, such as the 75-300mm or 55-250mm lenses mentioned in this thread, but can be helpful in low-light with shorter focal length lenses such as the 18-55mm kit lens. It's important to realise that it doesn't help with subject movement though.



Many thanks for the detailed response! This is what i assumed it was mainly for, like helping reduce blurred images through shaky hands and such.
how does this compare with the Nikon D5100?
forget it, it doesn't have the flip out lcd screen
Will buy this and keep away for Christmas for hubby, thanks xx x
bschofield

Will buy this and keep away for Christmas for hubby, thanks xx x


I would get him one with a lcd popout so he can VLOG
Is this as good as the Nikon D3300?
I have a nearly new Canon EOS 1300D with the 18-55mm Lens, boxed that will be going on the FS/Trade forum later. Excellent condition and used once. Will be looking for £240 if someone fancies this camera a little cheaper!
UK2004

Is this as good as the Nikon D3300?


Were about's are you located?
bschofield

Will buy this and keep away for Christmas for hubby, thanks xx x


8 months is a long time, wait till nearer xmas for a better deal imho
whatsthematter

I bought this camera due to it's small size, with a prime lens it fits in … I bought this camera due to it's small size, with a prime lens it fits in a coat pocket (best camera is the one you have on you).It's got the main feature i want; changing the aperture. A flip screen would be nice, bit it would increase the size.


I'm a bit of noob with cameras, a flip screen seems to be very sought after, but the camera already has a screen and can be paired with a smartphone as a remote screen which would seem to perform the same tasks as a flip screen, unless there's more to flip screens than i understand.
Would be grateful if someone could explain.
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somersetpaul

Ideally you need a camera with spot metering so you can set the correct … Ideally you need a camera with spot metering so you can set the correct exposure for your daughter on stage. Any DSLR offers this. HDR is only necessary if you also want good shadow detail in the audience. Personally I would just let the audience become silhouettes. If you don't want to invest in a DSLR just chose a camera with exposure compensation. Most cameras expose for the whole scene in auto mode which is why bright central objects become over exposed, it is a simple matter just to dial the exposure back a bit if your camera allows. A bridge camera with manual controls would be good for you as it will have good telephoto reach. I have a Canon SX530, but the newer Canon SX540 is on offer at Currys and should do the job even better.



Thank you thats very helpful. Does spot metering also apply to videos?
FRZ

I want to get into photography, what's a good kit to start with?


I'd go for the Nikon D3300 which is a much better camera. You can start on the automated modes then switch to manual settings as your skills progress. This camera will produce amazing results, should grow with you for the next 3-5 years allowing you to upgrade to something like a Nikon D500 or whatever its replacement is. It used to be a close run thing between Nikon and Canon but in the last couple of years Nikon has really started to excel from the competition.
It's £320 at Argos instore or via Ebay

ebay.co.uk/itm…204?hash=item4d4738e6b4:g:uAIAAOSwc-tY3DNA

I've been looking at this and the 700d so been comparing prices for a while
good deal, but no-one ever paid £59.99 for a 24 page photobook...
I'm still waiting for my 10% back from Quidco on this camera from November 2016, 6 months now and still getting p*ss*d about...grr

It's my first DSLR and far preferable and superior to phone cameras.
Personally I would go for the 750d with the kit lens 18 55 is stm. I have one got a deal on it not long after it came out with canon cashback included it cost me 359. Got it from Costco came with a free canon bag I sold for 25 quid. I then bought the 55 250 is stm lens from hdew cameras. Probably grey import but as bought in UK with vat invoice it's covered under warranty. Think I paid about 130 for it. I also got the 10 18 is stm lens too. Brilliant lens but only if you take that sort of photos
ussasx

I have a nearly new Canon EOS 1300D with the 18-55mm Lens, boxed that … I have a nearly new Canon EOS 1300D with the 18-55mm Lens, boxed that will be going on the FS/Trade forum later. Excellent condition and used once. Will be looking for £240 if someone fancies this camera a little cheaper!



I may be interested, but I don't think there's a fs/trade section anymore, takes you to a new site, huge mistake by HUKD, was one of the good things about this site, the feedback system was a really good way to see who's a genuinely decent seller/buyer. But I'll PM you if I need it, where are you located btw just to see if pickup would be a better option.
f2k8

I don't think there's a fs/trade section anymore, takes you to a new … I don't think there's a fs/trade section anymore, takes you to a new site, huge mistake by HUKD, was one of the good things about this site, the feedback system was a really good way to see who's a genuinely decent seller/buyer.



Well said - couldn't agree more. I lost11 years of feedback. Tbh, takes the shine of this site for me.
UK2004

Is this as good as the Nikon D3300?


they are both entry level DSLR's, very simillar specs there
videogamefan

It's £320 at Argos instore or via … It's £320 at Argos instore or via Ebayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canon-EOS-1300D-DSLR-and-18-55mm-DC-Lens-From-the-Official-Argos-Shop-on-ebay-/331907393204?hash=item4d4738e6b4:g:uAIAAOSwc-tY3DNAI've been looking at this and the 700d so been comparing prices for a while


with NO extra lens,,,...
whatsthematter

I bought this camera due to it's small size, with a prime lens it fits … I bought this camera due to it's small size, with a prime lens it fits in a coat pocket (best camera is the one you have on you).It's got the main feature i want; changing the aperture. A flip screen would be nice, bit it would increase the size.

UK2004

Is this as good as the Nikon D3300?

QuantumInfo

how does this compare with the Nikon D5100?



Flip screens are very useful for shooting at awkward angles- tilting the screen upwards when shooting low to the ground, tilting down when shooting high overhead, reversed for monitoring yourself while filming blogs etc. Smartphone apps allow you to do the same thing to some extent but aren't always convenient or even necessarily user friendly (I personally haven't like using the apps made by either Sony or Canon), require the use of battery draining wireless connectivity (admittedly a larger issue with mirrorless cameras than DSLRs), and require an extra device.






Nikon's bodies are better (the D3300 sits at the same tier oas the 1300D and has better sensor tech, the D5100 is a tier up and has many improvements), but lens selection and individual preference are far more important when choosing a beginner-level body. Canon's big advantage at the low end is its range of excellent and highly affordable STM lenses that cover a variety of usage scenarios which Nikon often doesn't have a similarly cheap option for- there's the 24mm and 40mm pancake lenses for sharp and small form factor street photography lenses, the 10-18mm ultra-wide angle lens that don't have any real equivalent in the Nikon camp, then there's the "nifty fifty" 50mm 1.8 for a large aperture prime lens (great for low light and the blurry backgrounds people associate with "proper" photography) and 55-250mm IS STM telephoto lens which are both really sharp for the price and cheaper than their Nikon equivalents. All these lenses run under £200 and most are regularly under £150, making Canon a great system to try if you want to try out lots of different (lens-dependent) styles of photography without breaking the bank. However if you know there's a particular type of photography you want to focus on, then there's normally a better body/lens combination available than what Canon offers.
Best ever price with Kit Lens was £265.48
http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Canon/Canon-Digital-SLRs/Canon-EOS-1300D-With-18-55mm-III-DC-Lens

IS kit lens is better bet
camerapricebuster.co.uk/Can…ens
rodman

Best ever price with Kit Lens was … Best ever price with Kit Lens was £265.48 http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Canon/Canon-Digital-SLRs/Canon-EOS-1300D-With-18-55mm-III-DC-LensIS kit lens is better bethttp://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Canon/Canon-Digital-SLRs/Canon-EOS-1300D-Camera-with-18-55mm-IS-Lens


http://www.guilhembertholet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/retour-vers-le-futur.jpeg
macobrum

with NO extra lens,,,...




Valid point - I missed that
Thanks for the tips. Think I'll order the d3300 from Amazon and a 6416th micro sd card unless somewhere else has a better price.
Sorry for my ignorance but would this camera be adequate for video recorded rugby? Was going to purchase D3300 but unsure... thanks in advance
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