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This review is from: Canon EOS 1000D Body Only (Electronics)
This is an excellent camera and my first DSLR. I upgraded from a compact 5MP Kodak Z series and I was thinking of going for the EOS 450D. After reading reviews & going to a local photography store, I was told that it wasnt worth the extra money for a first DSLR as many of the features of the 450D are lended to this camera. So I decided to get this one along with a Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro lens. My pictures are the snowy ones above and I think i've got some fabulous results. The controls on the camera are easy as pie to use, I've got big hands and have no problems gripping it or pressing buttons; there are even different colour themes on the LCD to suit your taste. The auto function is good for general picture taking in daylight or even low light conditions however I always switch to manual for low light. I have a standard kodak tripod but personally I don't think the camera needs one even at maximum zoom or in low light.
Battery power is tremendous. I've been snapping away for weeks now with and without the flash and must have taken 4-500 pics and the power indicator is at 50%. One thing is for sure if you take this baby on a 2 week holiday you wont need to take its charger.
As for extra lenses, its hard to find a good inexpensive short focal length but most people tend to like the Canon 50mm which is sold on Amazon. Remember that an excellent camera with a bad lens is just as good as a cheaper camera with an excellent lens.
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Initial post: 3 May 2012 16:33:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2012 16:35:18 BDT
Jackie C says:
You do need a tripod if you are shooting in low light at low shutter speeds. I have this camera, it's dreadful in low light and is very noisey at a higher ISO. I've since upgraded as I've outgrown it but as a first DSLR it's fine. I have the nifty fifty you are referring to, it's excellent with this body.
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