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    Gonna buy a 500D

    Well my mind is pretty well set on one of these, I know it's taken me a while but the price they have come down to (for me anyway) is too good to pass up.

    Since bub is coming (in september) I wanted to have a good camera for that, and the video function will be handy.
    I will buy a video camera later on so it won't be used as a primary video camera.

    I know it sounds stupid me asking you guys this, but using one in teh shop compared to the real world is different.

    So any thoughts or experiences from anyone just let me know.

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    My brother got one as a wedding present. He seems to love it for how easy it is to use. even his wife who is a blonde can work it out and take decent photos.

    Its a great camera for its price.
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    even better when
    1) i get it at staffies Click here to enlarge
    2) i have about 700 in HN vouchers through various bits and pieces, if not more.
    so a dam cheap camera for me
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    whats the RRP on it?
    how different is it to the 550D?

    Jens in the same boat as u Pete, contemplating either your one or the 550
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    Pete, seriously, can you organise a group buy. Ive been looking into one of these or a 450D at a price i can afford.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hazrd Click here to enlarge
    whats the RRP on it?
    how different is it to the 550D?

    Jens in the same boat as u Pete, contemplating either your one or the 550
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    RRP is 1399 from memory, i never look at rrp
    in retail it doesnt exist anymore, its a cut throat industry now.

    quick comparison

    550d
    18mp
    6400iso (less noise in low light)
    exposure compenstion -5 to +5
    3.7frames per second

    500d
    15mp
    3200 iso
    exposure compensation -2 to +2
    3.4 frames per second

    both have the movie mode @ 1920*1080 550d slightly higher at 24fps 500d at 20fps


    full side by side here, fukin great site for camera info

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...s550d&show=all

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    Pete, seriously, can you organise a group buy. Ive been looking into one of these or a 450D at a price i can afford.
    500d much better buy than the 450d imho
    as for group buy, honestly mate i doubt it, we buy, we lets say a lot of canon per month
    unless we could get a gourp buy of say, 2000 then we might get em cheaper
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    well how bout passing on the staffies then Click here to enlarge

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    question?? if ur thinking about getting a vid camera down the line why not get the d90 with HD videos??
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    the 500D does video also Click here to enlarge

    im still of the opinion from personal use, if you want a video camera buy a video camera, if you want a still camera buy a still camera

    and for the $800+ price diff, the specs speak for them selves. why would you get a D90

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    Hmm yeh I agree with the for videos buy a vid camera statement deft agree. But I have seen the d90s video and they are really good. But there's something about holding a dslr for video that don't feel right... Deff need something skinny and longer with a flip out screen for vid camera Click here to enlarge
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