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5.0 out of 5 stars Canon 1000D - Great camera!, 26 Feb 2010
This review is from: Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (non IS) Lens Kit (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I treated myself to the Canon 1000D kit complete with the EF-S 18-55 kit lens for Christmas (my 'To Me, From Me' present) and I'm not disappointed. I wouldn't describe myself as a photography buff at all and prior to buying this camera used a neat little Canon Powershot compact. So why change? Having initially pooh poohed the idea of a Digital SLR as far too complicated and too much of a 'serious' camera for me, I was persuaded otherwise by someone who had the Canon 500D and having been persuaded that it was just as easy to use as my point and shoot with full auto settings (and it was when I tried it) I was won over by the difference in quality of the photos. I did some research via 'Which' and the Canon 1000D came out tops as a 'best buy' in terms of picture quality and ease of use. In fact most of the digital SLR's came out with top ratings for ease of use so don't be put off as I was by the fact that it looks a 'serious' camera. Picture quality is excellent, the kit lens supplied takes great shots and there is a full auto set-up which makes it as easy to use straight out of the box as your compact digital 'point and shoot' camera, but the possibilities are endless and I can guarantee you will end up taking some really professional shots. Another tip - buy the 'Dummies' guide specifically for this make/model by Julie Adair King - if shutter speed, exposure and ISO all sound FAR too technical this great book will help to make sense of it all in a very easy to follow, no-nonsense kind of way. Yes you can keep it on the 'auto' setting and take great pictures with it but as Julie says with this camera, that's like having a Porsche but never actually taking it on a road! Go for it, you'll be glad you did!
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Initial post: 27 Feb 2011 02:50:48 GMT
YOU SAID; ""I did some research via 'Which' and the Canon 1000D came out tops as a 'best buy' in terms of picture quality and ease of use. In fact most of the digital SLR's came out with top ratings for ease of use so don't be put off as I was by the fact that it looks a 'serious' camera.""

Quote from your review - which was very well written, I too... bought the Canon EOS 1000D with an additional "Wireless shutter release button", as it doesn't have inferred REMOTE like its brother (the) 450D. Any-ways here on Amazon for only £14.99 complete with Lithium battery - I bought a Wireless shutter release button up to 100m away "TRIED and works well", with the option to press half way down, (to prime the shutter) excellent value for money considering the ultra crisp, sharp and vivid colours.... the EOS 1000D produces... fabulous camera that will last at least 10 years or more as its very well built and could take a few knocks.

thanks for reading....
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