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Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens £249 plus £20 Cashback from Canon @ Amazon
Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens £249 plus £20 Cashback from Canon @ Amazon

Canon EOS 1200D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens £249 plus £20 Cashback from Canon @ Amazon

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249 with 20 cash back from Canon, Entry point DSLR camera which has not done well, hence low price plus cash back? Comments invited.

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No image stabilisation on this lens, but good price
Edited by: "kkthomask" 6th Jan 2015

Brought for the same price from John Lewis 2 weeks ago and comes with their 2 year warranty.

good price but should be listed at 249

parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is available at such reasonable price whereas others are so expensive that too when this has lenses included! is there any difference/features between them I don't know about!

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@kp001 simple answer : Yes, there are lots of differences that you don't knw about! Discussions can become quite esoteric, this camera attracted very ordinary reviews from DSLR users... expectedly as its an entry model. Try this website to get started on the unholy grail : dummies.com/how…tml

kp001

parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is … parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is available at such reasonable price whereas others are so expensive that too when this has lenses included! is there any difference/features between them I don't know about!


basic lens on basic camera - but a big step up still from small sensor compacts
cameralabs.com/rev…0D/
Edited by: "brilly" 6th Jan 2015

kp001

parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is … parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is available at such reasonable price whereas others are so expensive that too when this has lenses included! is there any difference/features between them I don't know about!



Image quality, build quality and feature set all increase in varying amounts as you move up through the different tiers of cameras- if you google "[Camera A] vs [Camera B] Snapsort" and you'll see a comparison of what differs between the two cameras.

However the 1200D is, at its core, a great camera with all the core features a DSLR should have- great image quality, full manual controls, interchangeable lenses etc, so it's perfectly fine for beginners on a budget!

Thanks both! I guess I shouldn't go for this one then! I will go through the links and try and get my head around the terminologies!

kp001

Thanks both! I guess I shouldn't go for this one then! I will go through … Thanks both! I guess I shouldn't go for this one then! I will go through the links and try and get my head around the terminologies!



Nothing wrong with going for this one if you're a new shooter cheaper bodies mean more money for lenses after all. What's your budget and what will you be using the camera for? People will be able to provide suggestions for you then.

Great camera for the price, almost worth getting as a "spare body"

Better getting the Nikon D5300 for £310 imho

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kkthomask

No image stabilisation on this lens, but good price



You need IS on a 55mm? I'd stay off the coffee...

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kp001

parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is … parden my ignorance on cameras and its types but why this DSLR is available at such reasonable price whereas others are so expensive that too when this has lenses included! is there any difference/features between them I don't know about!



Not much really, I bet I can take a better shot with a cheaper camera than most of these numpties can with their 5D IIIs.

It's lenses and user that make the shot. If you can't compose a shot or don't have an eye for what makes a shot, then a 5D isn't going to make a slight bit of difference.

My 20D 8mp is still a great camera.

bailey87

Better getting the Nikon D5300 for £310 imho



From where?

mumto17

You need IS on a 55mm? I'd stay off the coffee...



It is useful on any lens where you may be shooting handheld in poor light with slow shutter speed. Even a couple of stops from IS is sometimes welcome regardless of the focal length of the lens.

dewey2

From where?



Valuebasket

Where's value basket ?

sharebare

Where's value basket ?



on the world wide web

bailey87

on the world wide web



Don't see it at that price on there, also seems to be a fair amount of bad feedback for the Seller

Is this much of an improvement over the 1000D? I've had it since it came out and use a 55-250mm lens on it most of the time using the automatic modes as i've never read up on how to use it with manual settings/control - i'll read the above links!

Voted hot, seems like a good deal as the body only is £10 more from Amazon!
Edited by: "davidclack" 7th Jan 2015

Sp0oner

Is this much of an improvement over the 1000D? I've had it since it came … Is this much of an improvement over the 1000D? I've had it since it came out and use a 55-250mm lens on it most of the time using the automatic modes as i've never read up on how to use it with manual settings/control - i'll read the above links!



If you haven't left auto mode yet, I'd recommend against upgrading at all- your current camera will take damn good pics and they'll only get better if you learn to use the manual or semi-manual modes to get the camera to do precisely what you want! Once you're more confident with using your current camera to its fullest potential you'll be able to figure out what you find most limiting about it and choose an upgrade path from there, or you may find it still does everything you want it to and save yourself a few hundred quid or put that cash towards lenses

mumto17

Not much really, I bet I can take a better shot with a cheaper camera … Not much really, I bet I can take a better shot with a cheaper camera than most of these numpties can with their 5D IIIs.It's lenses and user that make the shot. If you can't compose a shot or don't have an eye for what makes a shot, then a 5D isn't going to make a slight bit of difference.My 20D 8mp is still a great camera.



Everyone can take a better picture with a 5Diii than a 1200D - including you.

Unless you are available to take shots on behalf of these numpties you mention then you are making a pointless point.

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Cluemore56

Don't see it at that price on there, also seems to be a fair amount of … Don't see it at that price on there, also seems to be a fair amount of bad feedback for the Seller



I ordered one and it arrived today

£515 on Amazon

£365 on value basket

Minus £5 voucher code on website
Minus £50 Nikon cash back claim

Result

bailey87

CommentI ordered one and it arrived today£515 on Amazon£365 on value b … CommentI ordered one and it arrived today£515 on Amazon£365 on value basketMinus £5 voucher code on websiteMinus £50 Nikon cash back claimResult




Value basket looks like an import company, same as the likes of HDEW cameras, portus digital, digital rev etc etc.
The camera and other equipment will be "grey" imports. Dont get me wrong as i dont think there is anything wrong with that as i recently purchased the Nikon 55-300 vr is from HDEW for £140 less than uk price..... The problem i think you will have is that Nikon wont honor the £50 cashback as the camera is a grey model (in their T&C's), looked at that myself as i am getting the D7100 soon enough.

mumto17

You need IS on a 55mm? I'd stay off the coffee...


So If you want a bit of motion blur you could handhold an eighth of a second , thought not.

ElGofre

If you haven't left auto mode yet, I'd recommend against upgrading at … If you haven't left auto mode yet, I'd recommend against upgrading at all- your current camera will take damn good pics and they'll only get better if you learn to use the manual or semi-manual modes to get the camera to do precisely what you want! Once you're more confident with using your current camera to its fullest potential you'll be able to figure out what you find most limiting about it and choose an upgrade path from there, or you may find it still does everything you want it to and save yourself a few hundred quid or put that cash towards lenses

snapsort.com/com…00D

Great camera, got this for my partner for Christmas. Very happy with the photos we've taken with it so far.
Used to have the 1000D and have had the 600D and 1100D - wasn't too impressed with the 1100D but, definitely impressed by this one :). Wish we hadn't sold the lenses when we "gave" up with camera-ing. The lens isn't too bad either. Would have preferred IS but, whatever, it wouldnt be as good a price if it came with the IS lens.

Would my 450d still be better than this ???

Civichyde

Would my 450d still be better than this ???



Not quite, there's very little functional difference between the two but the 1200D has a few advantages in the larger ISO range (its image quality will likely be better at the same ISO settings towards the top of the 450D's range), video functionality and higher resolution sensor. Aside from that they'll feel very similar to use- same number of AF points, similar continuous shooting speeds, same shutter speed range, etc.

This or Nikon D3200?

littlecariss

This or Nikon D3200?



Both are very capable entry level cameras, although the D3200 has the edge specs-wise. However don't overlook The importance of more subjective factors like handling and interface, as well as if you have close friends/relatives who have DSLRs- I personally decided to head down the Canon route after finding I preferred the button layout and software, plus one of my best friends uses Canon so I was able to borrow lenses or pester her for advice! Canon also have a better selection of affordable lenses in my opinion, which is a big bonus for new shooters. Try both in store if you can and see which you prefer the feel of in use and go from there.

ElGofre

If you haven't left auto mode yet, I'd recommend against upgrading at … If you haven't left auto mode yet, I'd recommend against upgrading at all- your current camera will take damn good pics and they'll only get better if you learn to use the manual or semi-manual modes to get the camera to do precisely what you want! Once you're more confident with using your current camera to its fullest potential you'll be able to figure out what you find most limiting about it and choose an upgrade path from there, or you may find it still does everything you want it to and save yourself a few hundred quid or put that cash towards lenses



Thanks. Yep I need to do some serious learning on photography as no idea about ISO and f settings and any of the manual settings. Having all the auto modes allowed me to be lazy and not read up when I bought it as i've got some incredible pictures without having to do anything other than point and shoot!

kdb550

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-1200D-vs-Canon_EOS_1000D



Thanks, I think the only reason I thought about upgrading was to have the video recording capability but with 4k recording on my phone i'm not sure it would be worth it.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 8th Jan 2015

sticko

Value basket looks like an import company, same as the likes of HDEW … Value basket looks like an import company, same as the likes of HDEW cameras, portus digital, digital rev etc etc. The camera and other equipment will be "grey" imports. Dont get me wrong as i dont think there is anything wrong with that as i recently purchased the Nikon 55-300 vr is from HDEW for £140 less than uk price..... The problem i think you will have is that Nikon wont honor the £50 cashback as the camera is a grey model (in their T&C's), looked at that myself as i am getting the D7100 soon enough.



Got my £50 Nikon cashback ;-)

mumto17

It's lenses and user that make the shot. If you can't compose a shot or … It's lenses and user that make the shot. If you can't compose a shot or don't have an eye for what makes a shot, then a 5D isn't going to make a slight bit of difference.My 20D 8mp is still a great camera.



Agreed 100 %


mumto17

I bet I can take a better shot with a cheaper camera than most of these … I bet I can take a better shot with a cheaper camera than most of these numpties can with their 5D IIIs.



Lets see some of your shots

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