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DSLR - Canon 550D

chuckster
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DSLR - Canon 550D

Hi all,
Am looking to get a nice new camera for when I go on my holibobs.  Had an email through from Jessops and it brought my attention to the Canon 550D.  Reading reviews it seems like a decent camera and has received a lot of praise.  Has anyone got one of these or had one?  Any views?
I know cameras and brands can be quite emotive (a mate has the Nikon D90 and swears by it) and I'm aware the 550D has two newer models in the 600D and 650D but I don't think the extra expense can be justified for a flip-out screen (or touchscreen in the 650)
Thanking yee..
C.
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

These think it's quite nice!
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos550d
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

looks impressive.
Something I now cannot 'do without' in a camera is 'GPS enabled' (Geotags the images with coordinates).
I use mapping software to import the images from a directory, then click on the map image to open the photograph.
Con is SWMBO likes the discussion on 'now where was this taken'.
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

Well, I bought a Canon 500D with no experience and I'm loving it.  Some example photos: http://www.throwinghorns.com/
chuckster
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

Yeah it looks pretty good.. and an excellent price now too.  Though the 600D (with the flip-out screen) is not that much more expensive.. I'm getting that horrid 'feature creep' thing where I might get the newer one cos it's 'only a little bit more expensive'.. yawn.
@Nozzer.. yeah, saw the review there.  Not seen any bad reviews about it really.
@Journeys.. don't think this one has GPS on it but know what you mean.. wonder if you can get an add-on..  Wink
@Kelly - great pics, thanks for the site. 
Just need to firm the decision and buy..
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

If that is the one you spotted and there isn't a feature you must have missing, get it.  Otherwise you'll be paralysed by feature creep!  (happens to me all the time Cheesy )
chuckster
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

*cough*
Just bought the 600D...
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos600d
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/canon/eos-digital-rebel-t3i-slr/canon-eos-digital-rebe...
Grin Grin
There was something like a tenner between the 550D and the 600D.. no brainer.. even if I never use the swivel screen (which I'm sure I will) and the HD movie stuff (which I will).  Teehee.
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Re: DSLR - Canon 550D

Nice one!  Share your shots Cheesy