Canon eos 550D

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  1. Jace Green

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    hi, my friend is asking me about the price of a 2nd hand Canon EOS 550D with kit nowadays, cause someone's trying to sell him one for about 300$ or more, is this the right price? And cons and pros of this camera... Thanks...



    NonPhotographer but willing to learn here :)


     
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    It's is a Canon Rebel T2i which is an older camera. I shot with one for a long time and just this year upgraded. I have some very nice images from that camera. It doesn't handle high ISO very well. I'm not sure about that price but it seems like it's probably fair if it's with a lens.
     
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    No idea about the price (I'm not in USA), but you can check images you can make with it on my flickr/500px linked below.
    With a good lens, it'll shoot way above people think possible.
     
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    For this price you can get a brand new Nikon D3300 which is 10 times the better camera then the old used one you friend is offering you.
     
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    10 times? :)
    Don't overdo it.

    It's better in low light/high ISO but it's not a big difference by any means.
    A beginner, especially using the kit lens wouldn't notice any differences between the two for the first 10.000 shots.

    But yeah, I'd pick the D3300 between the two too.
     
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    If the lens is worth at least $100 it is a fair buy. The going price on the body seems to be around the $200 mark. I too shot with one of these and as has been said before its low light/high ISO qualities are not the best, but in normal circumstances it wil produce excellent quality photos with any good lens. It also has some fairly advanced customizing features that you won't find on the low end Nikons.

    here is a shot taken with a 100-400 IS L lens.
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    and this one is done by my son with a 55-250mm lens ( I gave the camera to him rather than sell it...it is that good)
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    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry you are right I exaggerate a bit here :) but I do disagree, the low light of the D3300 is significantly better then the EOS 550D, camera I had before the D5100 was pretty good in low light and the D3300 feels better then it by a 1/3 of a stop and probably even slightly more so I think even a novice will feel the difference.
     
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    I use to shoot Nikon, now Canon .... Canon has better image quality (and depending on the model, better "low light" capability !)

    and that original 100-400 is a 'killer'
     
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    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Respectfully disagree with you both DXO and I agree that Nikon has the edge when it comes to low light performance and Dynamic Range in same equal models.
     
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    respectively disagree with you, Canon has better image quality and is the choice of professionals
    but I agree amateurs can use any camera
     
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    Oh boy, I will leave this at that, this is childish and pointless and really saying pro use only Canon is silly and wrong.
    I know more then few pro's and some use Nikon and some Canon, all agree both tool will do the job nicely.
    Skills is the key and everything else is a tool.
     
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    yes, even a $100 camera can "do the job" !
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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