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This review is from: Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera (inc 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit) (Electronics)After researching for several weeks through Canon's large variety of DSLRs, I came to the conclusion of purchasing a 500D because of it's high reputation. Just as I was about to seal the deal, I came across the not-so-much talked about 550D. Although higher in specifications, I was unsure whether or not its lack of hype was due to poor quality or its more recent debut: I decided to add to basket and cross my fingers.
Wow. In replacement to a Sony Cybershot, it seems as if any photo taken is stunning. The image quality is superb and the auto settings make a world of difference. Although not the most pricey of the Canon EOS range, the camera feels utterly professional. The battery life passed my expectations and the flash is a beast, albeit sometimes I find myself switching to 'Flash off' mode. The body is sturdy and lightweight and the HD video function is fantastic.
My only complaints are that the microphone isn't great and tends to pick up a lot of 'fuzz' and that the mode settings utilize the wheel to navigate as opposed to the generic d-pad. Moreover, the pros outweigh the cons marginally hence my high rating.
The perfect 'first real camera' for any aspiring photographer whose ready to up their game. Although pretty big bucks, you won't regret it; I know I haven't!
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2011 20:04:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2011 11:44:15 BDT
He says he bought the 550D after first planning on buying the 500. So it's all about the 550D.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2011 11:45:54 GMT
P. Kennedy says:
I think Mr Smith is lost somewhere.....
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 12:09:51 GMT
H. J. Smith says:
For some reason, my comment (which referred to a completely different review about a different camera) was posted in the wrong place, so it made no sense at all. Needless to say I have now deleted it!
In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 20:46:25 BDT
P. S. Fancett says:
hi am looking to buy a new camera and am not shore weather to go 500d or 550d now one of the reviews of the 500 said that the shutter was noisy and as i like to take pictures in the woods of wildlife i try not to bee seen or heard please can you coment on the working noise emited by this model
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