Product Type: Canon cameras
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Canon EOS 500N
Member Name: Lonnie
Canon EOS 500N
Date: 31/07/00, updated on 31/07/00 (1342 review reads)
Advantages: great picture quality and a good camera both in automatic and manuel mode
Disadvantages: eats batteries if left on
This is my 8th camera and it is the first I have been really happy with. It is SO easy to load. though I must say that the fact that it loads all the film over to the opisite side of the "casette" and then feeds back into teh "casette" once the pictures are taken rather threw me the first time I was rewinding as it took like 2 seconds.. (something wrong I thought) But it really is a great feature as you should someone open the camera while film still in are less likely to loose already taken pictures.
The camera itself is really easy to use. Both in manuel mode and in Automatic. It has a load of good and easy features (my fav being the portrait one <g>) It weighs a good amount in your hand (enough to make you feel that there is something there) but is not that heavy that you get fed up with having it in your hands or aroung your neck.
The picture quality is wonderful I have yet to get a bad picture from it (nearly 2 years old now) changing of lens is easy and trouble free.
My only niggle with it is the fact that if you forget to switch it off completely it eats the batteries like crazy. I would have liked for it to either switch off automatically if not in use after a certain while or at least not eat as much of the batteries when forgotten (2 batteries at £8 a time) this obviously was not for me made better by the fact that my pervious camera did not need to be switched off so I forgot a couple off times to begin with and needed to change batteries a lot in the early days. However it is now over 6 months since I last changed and I do use it a lot..
All in all a great camera that I would reccommend.