Product Type: Canon digital cameras
Newest Review: ... SLR some 20 or so years ago) this is a great one to buy. I'd happily recommend Canon and this model in particular.... more
Good overall Camera for beginners with money!
Canon EOS 500D
Member Name: hgw139
Canon EOS 500D
Advantages: very light, easy to navigate the menu's and the same in every canon, good ergonomic design
Disadvantages: expensive, manual over complicated
I have recently purchased the Canon 500D, I bought the standard kit so came with the main body, 18-55mm lens (with covers), battery, battery charger and camera strap (need to purchase SD card/memory card separately). I took it out of the box and was pleasantly surprised how light it was even with the lens attached. I picked up the manually and instantly thought that it covers a lot of languages then looked agin it was all English, I found it hard reading as I was knew to DSLR's and all the technical words, so advise if buying as your first DSLR then purchase a how to book for the camera. It was fairly strait forward putting the lens on getting it all ready and then you put it in the fully auto and you feel like a pro, but then you flick onto the manually modes and you see all these numbers, letters and pictures and it all gets a bit confusing (thats why I advise you buying the book). After a while with fiddling with the modes you soon get the idea of what does what and after using the camera a lot you realize that you need a longer zoom as the 55mm end is the furthest it goes and is around the same as what you can see with your eyes, nothing wrong with the 18mm side gives you a wide angle for landscapes, so it may seem costly but buying the better package that comes with the 18-200mm is a better idea.
Summary: Good overall camera with a very useful video function and easy in the on-screen menu.
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