Canon EOS 1300D with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lens - £349.99 @ Currys
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Canon EOS 1300D with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lens - £349.99 @ Currys

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Found 31st Mar
Was looking for a entry level DSLR camera and have seen this, seems like a good deal after having a look around as includes the 75-300mm lense
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Orcaa31st Mar

What can this do that my iphone x cannot?..ok apart from the optical zoom


take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a decent phone too... and still have money left over?
sparklehedgehog51 m ago

Cracking starter set if you wanna get stuck in the previous decades tech


You’ll be paying double for anything worth upgrading for. If you want new tech, be prepared to splash out thousands just for the body! For anyone just starting out or moving from point and click, it’s a decent bit of kit, especially with a few months of practice
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Nice find @bentiggerwyles, thanks for sharing.

Heat added
inb4 the 75-300 gets slated
decent deal if you wanted those lenses - if not then better buy what you need and expand from there
What can this do that my iphone x cannot?..ok apart from the optical zoom
Orcaa31st Mar

What can this do that my iphone x cannot?..ok apart from the optical zoom


take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a decent phone too... and still have money left over?
brilly8 m ago

take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a …take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a decent phone too... and still have money left over?


4k Video and does your camera have Alana GresZata??
Good deal to get you started but as I've said before the IS lenses are so much better and worth paying more for
CheapLife4 m ago

Good deal to get you started but as I've said before the IS lenses are so …Good deal to get you started but as I've said before the IS lenses are so much better and worth paying more for


Hi would you elobrate on that please? I'm interested in getting a dslr but don't want to jump in and buy just anyone. Would Canon be the best option in regards of camera brands. I would be using the camera for both photos and videos. Any tips for an absoulte beginner would be very much appreciated
Edited by: "OdhranC" 31st Mar
OdhranC31st Mar

Hi would you elobrate on that please? I'm interested in getting a dslr but …Hi would you elobrate on that please? I'm interested in getting a dslr but don't want to jump in and buy just anyone. Would Canon be the best option in regards of camera brands. I would be using the camera for both photos and videos. Any tips for an absoulte beginner would be very much appreciated


Camera kit can get expensive as you chase better and better kit. My advice is buy this great deal, see how you get on.
If you enjoy it, then upgrade to better lenses etc.
These will always have a good second hand value if you look after them.
Orcaa31st Mar

What can this do that my iphone x cannot?..ok apart from the optical zoom


Oh dear!
brilly12 h, 37 m ago

take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a …take better photos, have optical zoom and have money left over for a decent phone too... and still have money left over?


Naughty....and dont forget to mention no home button
Edited by: "allowed" 1st Apr
This is superb camera i had the Canon 1200D bundle for more money, the only problem i have found it is a tad big, i recently purchased a Sony 6000 which is a much smaller form factor.

For the price you will not find much better.

If you purchase through quidco you should get 5% cashback
allowed15 m ago

This is superb camera i had the Canon 1200D bundle for more money, the …This is superb camera i had the Canon 1200D bundle for more money, the only problem i have found it is a tad big, i recently purchased a Sony 6000 which is a much smaller form factor.For the price you will not find much better.If you purchase through quidco you should get 5% cashback


In fairness, it's not a direct comparison to the Sony A6000, given it's mirrorless. Agreed on general form factor though - I've settled on M43 with the E-M5II and 12-40 pro as my go-to. Dropping hints to the wife about the 40-150 pro and converter, but she's not quite there yet.
Cracking starter set if you wanna get stuck in the previous decades tech
This is the camera students of Multimedia Computing BSc (Hons) get given in their second year of study at Coventry University. This particular model is, as people have mentioned, entry level, but will more than adequately start you off well. Just be aware, it cannot shoot footage at higher than 25fps 1920x1080. For some, this may be be a problem, but if you want to edit slow motion, think again, the footage will look choppy if so. I don't believe there is an audio jack socket for microphone. It has a mic built in, but if you're taking audio, use a separate mic otherwise quality will be terrible.
Edited by: "perfectdark_0" 5th Apr
I don;t have much idea of dslr, how important is the lack of IS???
manowarbruno33 m ago

I don;t have much idea of dslr, how important is the lack of IS???


If you use a lens with a long focal length or do long exposure shots is best to have an IS Lens and a tripod, otherwise your images won’t be great.
sparklehedgehog51 m ago

Cracking starter set if you wanna get stuck in the previous decades tech


You’ll be paying double for anything worth upgrading for. If you want new tech, be prepared to splash out thousands just for the body! For anyone just starting out or moving from point and click, it’s a decent bit of kit, especially with a few months of practice
How does this compare with canon eos 200d. Currently looking for a decent camera for startup. Just now and then as hobby
bryan19791 h, 17 m ago

If you use a lens with a long focal length or do long exposure shots is …If you use a lens with a long focal length or do long exposure shots is best to have an IS Lens and a tripod, otherwise your images won’t be great.


not an IS lens AND tripod at the same time
cactusbrandy2 h, 59 m ago

In fairness, it's not a direct comparison to the Sony A6000, given it's …In fairness, it's not a direct comparison to the Sony A6000, given it's mirrorless. Agreed on general form factor though - I've settled on M43 with the E-M5II and 12-40 pro as my go-to. Dropping hints to the wife about the 40-150 pro and converter, but she's not quite there yet.


ofc the em5ii with that lens is even more irrelevant due to being 4-5 times the price and basically the same size (camerasize.com/com…ct/,t) as this with the kit lens (slightly less height but heavier) naturally the quality will be higher as youd expect at that price
Edited by: "brilly" 1st Apr
bryan19791 h, 43 m ago

You’ll be paying double for anything worth upgrading for. If you want new t …You’ll be paying double for anything worth upgrading for. If you want new tech, be prepared to splash out thousands just for the body! For anyone just starting out or moving from point and click, it’s a decent bit of kit, especially with a few months of practice


Or buy a Sony a6000 for £399 with kit lens and move into the 21st century
sparklehedgehog8 m ago

Or buy a Sony a6000 for £399 with kit lens and move into the 21st century


But you have already said this was last decade’s kit - so the 2000s? So surely this then is 21st century kit?:/
sparklehedgehog11 m ago

Or buy a Sony a6000 for £399 with kit lens and move into the 21st century


And pay dolla dolla for Sony lenses if that's what you prefee
If anyone does not want to go down the dslr route then maybe try the rx100. I have an older dlsr camera and take the rx100 when i want a decent camera but smaller form factor.
Schwifty21 m ago

Or this …Or this https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canon-eos-200d-kit-with-ef-s-18-55mm-f4-56-is-stm-lens-digital-slr-cameras-black-39995-eglobal-central-2919546


yuck dirty grey import from poorly rated seller
brilly17 m ago

yuck dirty grey import from poorly rated seller


Indeed, and a better camera.
Last time I used a Canon DSLR was the 600D and it couldn't even do autofocusing in video properly. The focusing was slow and the focusing motors could be heard in the video. I gave up and went to Sony mirrorless after that and didn't look back.

Havethey solved those problems yet?
brilly5 h, 37 m ago

ofc the em5ii with that lens is even more irrelevant due to being 4-5 …ofc the em5ii with that lens is even more irrelevant due to being 4-5 times the price and basically the same size (http://camerasize.com/compact/#671.640,594.412,ha,t) as this with the kit lens (slightly less height but heavier) naturally the quality will be higher as youd expect at that price


I didn't make it a relevant comparison.
OdhranC21 h, 5 m ago

Hi would you elobrate on that please? I'm interested in getting a dslr but …Hi would you elobrate on that please? I'm interested in getting a dslr but don't want to jump in and buy just anyone. Would Canon be the best option in regards of camera brands. I would be using the camera for both photos and videos. Any tips for an absoulte beginner would be very much appreciated


If you are using it for photo and videos, the 18-55 IS STM lens is good, I would get a kit with that. Then the 50mm is fantastic for portraits and videos like talking heads. As far as brands go, it depends who you ask. People here talk passionately about all the brands like Nikon, canon and Sony. I like canon so have always used that brand.
Bought from Currys last year for similar price, but without case. Main drawback I have found is the size and weight, very hard to hold the zoom steady without a tripod. Had not used a fully sized camera for years. The image quality is good in Raw Format. Main thing that determines picture quality is how good you are at Photoshop. Photoshop 2018 can give amazing results with little effort. The automatic levels adjustment works well for about 8 out of 10 photos. The reduce shake filter can improve shots, but every now and then creates a disaster! Often surprised when talking to people with thousands of pounds worth of kit, that they do not use Photoshop. The light will never ever be perfect 100% of the time.
The lenses supplied don't appear to be the more recent stm lenses
Got one of these last year. First DSLR and no clue about professional photography but pictures are fantastic in comparison to compact camera. WiFi hotspot function connects directly with app allowing you to share your pics at any time. Auto mode good is for most things and plenty of settings options to explore as a novice. Heat from me
Ime also no expert but I have the 700d camera and recently bought the 55-250 mm is stm zoom lense and I can take photos on full zoom without a tripod. Amazing lense for the price
brilly8 h, 17 m ago

not an IS lens AND tripod at the same time


Why? That’s what I do to mitigate and risk of movement and it’s work# exceptionally well pretty much every time
bryan19793 m ago

Why? That’s what I do to mitigate and risk of movement and it’s work# exc …Why? That’s what I do to mitigate and risk of movement and it’s work# exceptionally well pretty much every time


oss can interfere with tripod shots as its basically a controlled shake - guess it depends on the system if its smart enough to turn off oss automatically
sparklehedgehog7 h, 53 m ago

Or buy a Sony a6000 for £399 with kit lens and move into the 21st century


Decent camera, but limited on lens options and has already been replaced by Sony as it’s 4 years old now
brilly2 m ago

oss can interfere with tripod shots as its basically a controlled shake - …oss can interfere with tripod shots as its basically a controlled shake - guess it depends on the system if its smart enough to turn off oss automatically


Onto my 4th Canon and never had an issue, but you can turn it off anyway and we can all agree it is better to have IS for handheld shooting even if it’s just as a backup
bryan19796 m ago

Decent camera, but limited on lens options and has already been replaced …Decent camera, but limited on lens options and has already been replaced by Sony as it’s 4 years old now



not replaced, added to - they still make and sell loads of them
what lens do they miss for you?

bryan19794 m ago

Onto my 4th Canon and never had an issue, but you can turn it off anyway …Onto my 4th Canon and never had an issue, but you can turn it off anyway and we can all agree it is better to have IS for handheld shooting even if it’s just as a backup


obviously you can turn it off - my point was that you should unless you know you can leave it on
definitely shouldn't recommend purposely using both
brilly5 m ago

not replaced, added to - they still make and sell loads of themwhat lens …not replaced, added to - they still make and sell loads of themwhat lens do they miss for you?obviously you can turn it off - my point was that you should unless you know you can leave it ondefinitely shouldn't recommend purposely using both


I’ve never looked seriously at one but I know they only have about 30% of the number of lenses you can use on the Canon. You also need to consider lens cost in your decision too. As an example, the Canon “nifty fifty” is around £100 but the Sony equivalent is more than double that from anywhere reputable that I have seen.
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