As I looked at the stats of the 500D, I couldn't help but go, WOW! We're talking about a 15MP dSLR, 12800 ISO with a VGA screen and movie recording abilities, at an entry level price!
When I bought my 40D barely 1.5 years ago, none of these features were even on people's minds! I was still in awe of the 16MP of the 1DsII and the resolution it provided, couldn't be happier with a 3" 'normal' LCD, and happily carried a compact camera for videos, accepting that DSLRs were DSLRs and that video recording just wasn't a technological possibility. 3200ISO was still pretty awesome as well! In fact, the XXXD series of cameras were all still stuck in the 1600ISO range!
But now we have all this in a package that costs less than my 40D did, and complaints are still coming! Yes there could be improvements, but this is an ENTRY LEVEL SLR! There has been SO much happening in the last 1 year it's mindboggling - the value of these cameras have seriously gone through the roof! And I'm finding it bloody amazing!!
2010-05-06 - 12:46:21
I bought this camera and is my first DSLR. The 18-55mm kit lens is not upto the mark. I have the Battery grip, 480EXII Speedlite and a 70-300mm IS USM. I would be going for the 10-22mm wide angle which on this cropped sensor would be 16-35mm. I personally find it to be an excellent camera. Well everything depends on the person who is behind the shot. I didnt find any problems regarding noise. Found it a little soft, but can adjust the sharpness before the shot. I get good portraits out of it by using the 70-300mm. Bokeh is good. Waiting to get the 10-22mm to take some landscape pics.
2012-12-13 - 01:10:10
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