excellent starter camera for an amatrur photographer.
Bought as a gift for daughter who is a keen amateur photographer.She gave her minimum requirements,I researched and came up with this camera.To date she has not had any problems using the camera,is more than happy with the print quality and says she would recommend it as an excellent all round camera.For myself,the price I paid for this model was good and I found it had many features which were only found on other more expensive makes of camera.We have not found anything to dislike in this camera.
Canon EOS 400D
I have just recently bought my first Canon EOS camera. I always had a very good opinion of canon but when I saw and held the Canon EOS 400D I was so much more impressed. It is a excellent semi-pro (which in my opinion is a bit diminishing) SLR digital camera. The 3 inch screen on the back of the Canon is a fantastic feature allowing you to see pictures very clearly and thoroughly. The feeling the camera gives you when you start taking pictures is indescribable. With its very reasonable price and all its amazing features I would recommend this camera to anybody who is willing to go a level higher then digital cameras and want to buy a good camera without spending a lot and a lot.
After becoming bored of the basic sensor the Canon 350D, I felt an upgrade was needed. I have fallen into the Canon vs. Nikon war and, fortunately I was on Canon's side. I had built up quite a collection of equipment. I looked at a range of cameras. The 550D, 1000D, 40D and the 400D. The 550 was much too expensive for my pocket and the 40 felt too basic. I wanted a large sensor you see. So, it was a toss up between the 1000D and the 400D. The 1000D was quite a lot more expensive but with few more extras. I bought my 400D at a good price on eBay and would recommend it as a STARTER camera. I have already out grown it within a few weeks. I always recommend buying expensive lens before expensive bodies as they are what make the difference. The sensor size was just so I could crop more. :)
Review of Canon Eos 400D
As a previous user of a 2 MP and a 6.2 MP digital camera, the time had come for me to purchase a DSLR camera due to the fact that i always found shortcomings in the previous cameras namely zoom speeds and poor night shots. With my new Canon i can quickly zoom on the subject without any blur by just manually turning the ring the supplied 18-55 lens and like this i never miss a shot. Daytime shots are perfect, multiple shots are nearly instantaneous and everything is saved quickly on the 4GB Sandisk card i recently bought. It's easy for a beginner to get used to this kind of camera becuase you can set it to full automatic mode, and the camera will take care of everything for you.
Canon 400D Digital Camera Body
I already have a 400D with two lenses. I bought this extra camera body to enable the permanent fitting of the second lens instead of swapping them around & risking the ingress of dust/debris. All my attachments & software are usable with both. The first one has served me very well & I expect this one to do the same.