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Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) now £483.60 delivered @ amazon
Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit)  now £483.60 delivered @ amazon

Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) now £483.60 delivered @ amazon

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15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
Full HD 1080p movie recording with HDMI output for connection to HDTV
ISO range up to 12800
3.4 frames per second continuous shooting mode
Wide-area, nine-point, auto focus system with cross-type central AF point

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Well the 600D has just been announced for a March release so the price of the 500D & 550D should start falling.

in2oblivion

Well the 600D has just been announced for a March release so the price of … Well the 600D has just been announced for a March release so the price of the 500D & 550D should start falling.



Don't count on it, the 600D isn't a replacement for the 550D its in addition to it seems, although its basically the same camera with a swivel screen and some refinement.

I have the 500D and I loooooooooove it!
I paid about £40 less than this at xmas though.

i got this for £530 from ebay 2 years ago its excellent as long as you have decent sd cards

supermod

No private sellers trying to sell their items please - this is the deals forum. If members wish to list personal items for sale then please submit a listing into the trade forum. Relevant comment deleted.

mikeleslie

Don't count on it, the 600D isn't a replacement for the 550D its in … Don't count on it, the 600D isn't a replacement for the 550D its in addition to it seems, although its basically the same camera with a swivel screen and some refinement.



The 600D is being sold in the American market as the T3i, the T2i being the 550D. Yes, the 600D is the replacement of the 550D.

However it's just incremental updates, nothing major to see here. If you're not into video, the 500D is a sterling camera and good value although I would expect its price to drop a bit over the next 4-8 weeks.

great camera and great price a very easy to use too so hot deal

Voted cold - just did a search and the third link in the list was cheaper! So you didn't look very hard...
simplyelectronics.net/mai…wFA

i wouldnt trust simplyelectronics!

Bigfootpete

Voted cold - just did a search and the third link in the list was … Voted cold - just did a search and the third link in the list was cheaper! So you didn't look very hard...http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=6917&gclid=CLWR4Ozw9qYCFQsTfAod1X6wFA



simplyelectronics is a name i've heard a few times but with pretty mixed feedback

I paid £399.99 for the Canon body 500D before Xmas but just got Xmas cashback from Canon of £30. This is a great camera for family and hobby pictures. The lens is the most important part of the camera. I have 2nd hand but mint condition Canon 28 to 135 zoom and Canon 55 to 250 zoom from eBay. Total cost £178. These lenses cover all the bases for me.

I paid £464 just before xmas and got £30 cashback so not great deal - been this price for ages

robinallen5

i wouldnt trust simplyelectronics!



Ahhhh, seems like they might be Toronto based and do not have a UK warranty - so probably best to avoid that site. oO I'll have to spend more than 60 seconds looking I think

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Edited by: "Bigfootpete" 7th Feb 2011

Bigfootpete

Voted cold - just did a search and the third link in the list was … Voted cold - just did a search and the third link in the list was cheaper! So you didn't look very hard...http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=6917&gclid=CLWR4Ozw9qYCFQsTfAod1X6wFA

it is hong kong based website, next time do your search properly!!

mikeleslie

Don't count on it, the 600D isn't a replacement for the 550D its in … Don't count on it, the 600D isn't a replacement for the 550D its in addition


what is it then 600D?

I might be being stupid here but is the 600d exactly the same as the 550d but with an articulating screen?

daveredfern

I might be being stupid here but is the 600d exactly the same as the 550d … I might be being stupid here but is the 600d exactly the same as the 550d but with an articulating screen?



With a few other minor tweaks essentially they are the same.

mikeleslie

With a few other minor tweaks essentially they are the same.



Agreed, I think the nicest addition is the wireless flash trigger... it's still 18MP, has a folding 3" screen, can now do ISO 12800 but will be interesting to see the performance that high!

I recently bought this for £475 from Aamzon and qualified for the Canon £30 cashback too so not a great deal to be honest.

Out of interest, anyone recommend another lens to add to this along with the one that comes with it ?
Just starting to get into this side of things and is there any lens which should be my next purchase ???

Will4long

I recently bought this for £475 from Aamzon and qualified for the Canon … I recently bought this for £475 from Aamzon and qualified for the Canon £30 cashback too so not a great deal to be honest.Out of interest, anyone recommend another lens to add to this along with the one that comes with it ?Just starting to get into this side of things and is there any lens which should be my next purchase ???


I bought a 500d a year ago and bought the Canon 55-250 zoom LINK. In think it's excellent, for the price!

Will4long

I recently bought this for £475 from Aamzon and qualified for the Canon … I recently bought this for £475 from Aamzon and qualified for the Canon £30 cashback too so not a great deal to be honest.Out of interest, anyone recommend another lens to add to this along with the one that comes with it ?Just starting to get into this side of things and is there any lens which should be my next purchase ???



It all depends what type of photos you want to take... if you're into landscape photography then I would consider upgrading the existing kit lens. If you want to start taking portrait shots then consider the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II see review here. Or if you want a telephoto then yes consider the 55-250 mentioned above...

It all comes down to how much you want to spend... the 50mm is about £80, the 55-250 about £200... but you could quite easily buy something like the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 (mmmmmmm) for about £700 or the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS for about £800
Edited by: "chrismarriott66" 8th Feb 2011

liamh

I bought a 500d a year ago and bought the Canon 55-250 zoom … I bought a 500d a year ago and bought the Canon 55-250 zoom [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FCanon-55-250mm-Telephoto-Selected-Digital%2Fdp%2FB000V9D5LG%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Delectronics%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1297178386%26sr%3D1-1]LINK[/url]. In think it's excellent, for the price!



Is that roughly the normal price on the Amazon link. ? Think I seen it at around that price when I initially bought the camera in December. Or is it a bargain going by the RRP.

chrismarriott66

It all depends what type of photos you want to take... if you're into … It all depends what type of photos you want to take... if you're into landscape photography then I would consider upgrading the existing kit lens. If you want to start taking portrait shots then consider the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II see review here. Or if you want a telephoto then yes consider the 55-250 mentioned above... It all comes down to how much you want to spend... the 50mm is about £80, the 55-250 about £200... but you could quite easily buy something like the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 (mmmmmmm) for about £700 or the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS for about £800



The photos I seem to take and mostly likely to take are some landscape scenic ones and the odd holiday portrait snap. Does that help with the above ?

p.s Over £200 for a lens might just be pushing the boundaries for a novice like myself..never mind the ones at £7-800..lol

Cheers

chrismarriott66

Agreed, I think the nicest addition is the wireless flash trigger... it's … Agreed, I think the nicest addition is the wireless flash trigger... it's still 18MP, has a folding 3" screen, can now do ISO 12800 but will be interesting to see the performance that high!



I have the 550d which does iso 12800 but think it is digitally done or something. Either way anything after 3200 is pretty awful on my camera.

Will4long

p.s Over £200 for a lens might just be pushing the boundaries for a … p.s Over £200 for a lens might just be pushing the boundaries for a novice like myself..never mind the ones at £7-800..lolCheers



Based on what you've said, I would say an upgrade of the kit lens is probably the best bet to get some really nice "walkabout" shots... the telephoto option such as the 55-250 will have limited use especially if you like scenic/landscape shots, put it this way, crank your 18-55mm up to 55mm and imagine that's your starting zoom point...

Having said the above, I would also suggest that with a budget of £200 you probably won't get something massively better than the 18-55mm kit lens. Canon are bringing out a new 18-55mm kit lens (mk II) in March/April so it might be researching that and seeing if the image quality is better than it's predecessor...

Hope that helps!
Chris

Cheers for the help. Much appreciated. WIll have a look around and maybe just get more hands on experience with what I have the now before I jump in.

p.s That your car in your avatar ? A5 is it ?

Will4long

Cheers for the help. Much appreciated. WIll have a look around and maybe … Cheers for the help. Much appreciated. WIll have a look around and maybe just get more hands on experience with what I have the now before I jump in.p.s That your car in your avatar ? A5 is it ?



Yeh that sounds like a good idea... I have the kit lens, basic telephoto and the nifty-fifty (50mm f/1.8 ) to experiment with and it's plenty... nothing more than £250 and I can get some really nice shots... Once I have the funds and experience I will upgrade to something nicer

As for the car, it's an A6... and no, it's not mine just me in my dream world again!
Edited by: "chrismarriott66" 8th Feb 2011

chrismarriott66

It all depends what type of photos you want to take... if you're into … It all depends what type of photos you want to take... if you're into landscape photography then I would consider upgrading the existing kit lens. If you want to start taking portrait shots then consider the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II see review here. Or if you want a telephoto then yes consider the 55-250 mentioned above... It all comes down to how much you want to spend... the 50mm is about £80, the 55-250 about £200... but you could quite easily buy something like the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 (mmmmmmm) for about £700 or the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS for about £800



or the 24-70 i have (paid £700) usually £1300

chrismarriott66

Based on what you've said, I would say an upgrade of the kit lens is … Based on what you've said, I would say an upgrade of the kit lens is probably the best bet to get some really nice "walkabout" shots... the telephoto option such as the 55-250 will have limited use especially if you like scenic/landscape shots, put it this way, crank your 18-55mm up to 55mm and imagine that's your starting zoom point... Having said the above, I would also suggest that with a budget of £200 you probably won't get something massively better than the 18-55mm kit lens. Canon are bringing out a new 18-55mm kit lens (mk II) in March/April so it might be researching that and seeing if the image quality is better than it's predecessor...Hope that helps!Chris



or he could go for a tamron 70-300....not bad lens and cheap at £99 i think
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