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Out of the box and into the garden...,
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This review is from: Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR Camera (inc. 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit) (Electronics)Wow! That's really the best way to describe my experience with this camera so far!
As a keen gardener, I regularly trawl through gardening blogs and publications and wanted to try and recreate some of these beautiful horticultural shots myself. Having never had a 'proper' camera before, I thought it was probably a bit of a far-fetched desire, which would take me years to perfect. But I started researching cameras and, after much reading and watching of reviews, thought this one would be perfect - there to hold my hand through my amateurishness, but have the possibility for more control as I (hopefully!) get better!
Well, the camera turned up, I put the battery on charge and when it was charged popped it and my camera card (bought separately) in. Couldn't have been easier - all self-explanatory. I gave a cursory glance at the (very fulsome and helpful) guide, discovered a couple of the basic shooting modes, then I headed straight out into the garden. It was immediately wonderful! So easy to use and the results...exquisite! I'm basically beside myself with glee at the pictures it's taking! My garden has never looked so wonderful! I bought the camera body and lens kit, and wasn't sure whether it was the best lens for what I was after. But the macro (for my purposes anyway) is simply great! And the quality when you zoom into the shots...wow Wow WOW!
I've had the camera for a few days now and, as I figure out more, the pictures are getting even better. But I still can't believe how good they were essentially straight out of the box (apart from charging the battery!). If you're an amateur looking to get into photography, then I'd say this is the camera for you. Easy to use and great results...what more could you want!?!