Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Good quality Camera
Canon EOS 450D
Member Name: mpamike5
Canon EOS 450D
Advantages: Excellent Photo's
Disadvantages: Too many Buttns
This is a surprisingly light but very well built camera abd I was one of the first to buy it.
There are an awful lot of buttons, switches and dials. Pressing the menu button brings up 7 menus, each with 7 or 8 sub menus and most of these have a number of sub sub menus. I am hopeless with instruction books, so this was a problem for me but i had to do it, all 196 pages of it! To be fair they are small pages and cover each topic in sufficient detail to understand what they are but if you're like me, new to photography, then this takes a lot of reading and practicising.
The lens that came with is good an it does the standard job well. The image stabilising (IS) seems to work very well.
I have had the camera for about 16weeks now and the first thing I want is a tele-photo lens as I have found the supplied lens too limited, so i purchased a 55mm-200mm lens and this has made a huge difference to the type of photographs I can take and has made things much more interesting.
I think the camera is brilliant. The large screen on the back is easy to see and has all of the information you need on it
The buttons are well laid out and easy to use and the software that comes with the camera is easy to understand, although a bit basic, so if you want to do anything clever with your pictures you will need some photo software as well.
The live view shooting i.e. using the LCD screen on the back rather than the view finder only works on the manual settings not the automatic settings which is a slight pain as using the view finder when you wear glasses is a little bit awkward.
In conclusion, after having the camera for 16 weeks, I am absolutely delighted with it and would would thoroughly recommend it
Summary: Lightweight camera that does everything you need
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