canon 500d

Canon 500D

Canon UK have extended the cashback program on Canon 450D and 500D cameras and kits through February 24, 2010.  Discounts range from £30 to £50.

UK shoppers can see all the cameras here on Jessops.com.

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Photography Bay reader, Alan, wants a Canon DSLR, but also likes the swivel LCD found on other cameras.

Alan’s Question: I am looking at upgrading to a DSLR and have come to the conclusion that Canon is my preferred choice (namely the 500D). However I really am taken by the swivel Nikon D5000‘s LCD flip down swivel screen. Not only does it fold up back wards to proteck the screen it also offers excellent viewing of screen at strange angles. SO my question is does any one know of any rumors if future Canon models with this swivel screen feature.

My Answer: There’s certainly been speculation regarding a swivel LCD on Canon DSLRs.  A few months back, Canon asked about the importance of this feature in an EOS customer survey.  I think Canon is definitely thinking about it.  I also think it’s very possible that it could be a feature in the next Rebel model.  Would I bet money on that?  No.  However, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see it.

The Canon 500D / Rebel T1i is a great camera, which can be had at a very reasonable price now.  If you really want a DSLR, there’s always a reason to wait for the next model.  Most of those reasons, however, are not justified in my opinion.

I’ve used the the T1i and the D5000 both.  I don’t think a swivel LCD changes the way I shoot anything but video.  And if you want the camera for video, for most people there are better solutions than a DSLR.  If you want a still image camera, I’d say jump on the T1i and don’t worry about the lack of a swivel LCD.  Just my two cents.

For more on these cameras, you can check out the following resources here on Photography Bay:

Canon Rebel T1i Review

Canon Rebel T1i Reviews and Resources

Nikon D5000 Review

Nikon D5000 Reviews and Resources

Do you have advice for Alan, or maybe some unique knowledge about whether Canon will be plugging a swivel LCD in the next Rebel?  Leave a comment below.  We would love to hear from you.

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Canon Rumors is claiming to have word on the final specs for the upcoming Canon Rebel T1 / 2000D, which will succeed the Canon Rebel XS / 1000D and be situated at the bottom of Canon’s DSLR lineup just below the Canon Rebel T1i / 500D. [click to continue…]

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June 30 could see the next Canon EOS DSLR in the Rebel T1 / 2000D, which would presumably replace the Rebel XS / 1000D and fill the gap as a lower-spec’d version of the recently released Rebel T1i / 500D.

Stay tuned.

[via Canon Rumors]

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Photography Press has posted a review of the Canon EOS 500D (aka Rebel T1i).

In general use, the Canon EOS 500D is an excellent point and shoot DSLR, for those who want an uncomplicated camera that offers greater potential than compact models.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel T1i Reviews and Resources.

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Camera Labs has posted a review of the Canon Rebel T1i.

Ultimately the 500D / T1i is a worthy successor to the 450D / XSi, packing-in a number of valuable enhancements for little extra money.

For more news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel T1i Reviews and Resources.

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