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    Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    Please suggest me whether I should go for the Canon 550D. I am very new to photography.
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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    I don't know very much but I've just bought a 550d and I'm very happy with it .

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    I don't know very much but I've just bought a 550d and I'm very happy with it .
    ... and that's what matters.

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    I don't know very much but I've just bought a 550d and I'm very happy with it .
    Many years ago I bought a 350D and was very happy with it ... right up until the point I played with a friends 20D! At that point I sold the 350D (at a loss) and bought a 20D ... and never looked back

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    To some extent, it depends on exactly what you want to do and what is your budget.

    I would say you should also have a think about a 50D and, if you can find one, a 40D. If possible, hold one of these and a 550D to see which feels most comfortable. If price isn't an issue, also consider a 7D or one of the more expensive models.

    There isn't really a right or wrong model here. Just which would suit you best. Some people think the 550D and it's earlier cousins are a bit lightweight and fiddly to use while others find the 50D etc a bit cumbersome and heavy. Personally, I use a 40D and wouldn't switch from that to a 550D.

    But, like I already said, it mostly depends on how you want to use it and which model feels best for you.

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    thanx colin, donald and geoff.... it attracted me given the reason it can give me 18mp and a HD movie captures... thaks a lot guys....

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    thaks a lot guys....
    All we need now is to start seeing the photos from it posted up on here. Have fun.

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    Re: Canon 550d... Is it good enough for beginners?

    Agree with Colin... "Many years ago I bought a 350D and was very happy with it ... right up until the point I played with a friends 20D! At that point I sold the 350D (at a loss) and bought a 20D ... and never looked back"

    I bought a 350D to use as a second camera with a 10D. I was never happy with it and preferred my 10D (except for lack of EF-S lens capability) I got rid of the 350D and bought a 30D.

    There was however, absolutely nothing wrong with the images that I shot with the 350D. It was basically the control system and the small size that I didn't like. I also preferred using the same batteries for all my cameras - this of course is not a problem to the single camera shooter. Another thing that I did not like was that many of the control parameters were accessed via the menu and that was a big PITA to me...
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