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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera, 3 July 2009
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This review is from: Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit) (Electronics)
I have upgraded from a Canon 350D to this 500D. Why? a) More pixels so I can crop without worrying too much. b) Screen on the 350D is far too small for my eyesight. The 500 screen is marvellous even held high. c) Auto Sensor cleaning. d) better quality images. e) video is a bonus but not on my wish list but nice to have anyway and it works great. I also looked at the 50D but chose to instead spend the difference in price on buying a Speedlight 580EX ll which is really good.
I mainly use a Canon 18-200mm since I normally have a dog lead in one hand and a camera in the other and stopping to change lenses is not really an option.... and the lens is plenty good enough.
I have just taken photos at a private function, mainly indoors and the quality is great.
My only gripe with the 500D is that if you are like me and constantly switch the camera off and on you really need to be careful that in so doing you haven't moved the function wheel. I pretty much always have mine set to AV and I have been caught out a few times having knocked the wheel over to Manual.
All in all I am tickled pink with the 500D and can recommend it without hesitation.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2009 18:45:14 BDT
S. Dexter says:
That is a niggle with lots of modern cameras (the function wheel easily knocked) I have done the same thing - accidently knocking it from TV(shutter priority) to Manual and spoiling shots. On my old 35mm film slr any similar wheels need to be lifted and turned and you never had this problem.So you need to train yourself to allways check.Good review thanks.

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Posted on 26 Jan 2012 23:32:50 GMT
primrose 1 says:
When you say you constantly switch off and on, do you know you can set the auto power-off time to a set period and when the screen goes idle ( goes blank ) you just need to press the shutter release half way to revitalise.
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