Written on: 28/05/2012
I bought this to replace an previous Canon DSLR aminly for stills but also for video. I was impressed by its HD recording capacibility and that you could plug in a external microphone to over-ride the small built-in mic. These always give tinny sound recordings. The stills are great - no complaints. However, when I tries an external mic, I got a terrible background buzz or loud hissing. By searching web forums I have found that this is a result of the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) on the... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2012 by kurichi19 (0 reviews written)
Amazing Canon 550D & super purchase on www.gizmo.bz I first used a SLR in high school. It was a very basic manual film camera. I enjoyed learning about why a SLR is superior to a PAS, and found out how much I liked photography. I used some of my skills later in the fire service taking pictures at fire scenes. I used a SLR, but mostly on full auto. Recently, I got back in to photography due to a friend who is heavily in to it. He recommended the Canon 500D, as he owned one previously. I... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2012 by rupal2 (87 reviews written)
I have had the pleasure of using this camera for a while. It is actually really easy to use, and the images are very clear. Some people do think that the feel of the camera is slightly cheap, however this is just to make it lightweight and personally it is a lot more comfortable holding a lighter camera around all day. This camera, although I mentioned earlier is great for beginners, it is also good for professionals to use, as it has all the functionally you need. The HD video is just an... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2011 by mowser (6 reviews written)
I've always been a budding photographer but have never progressed much from small pentax digital cameras. Last year I made the investment and bought the 550d follow some research, conversations with camera salesmen and being impressed by a friend's 500D. Since buying one, I've been amazed by the quality of photos that an inexperienced person can produce - I have many of my photos of my kids printed and in frames and proudly on display. I bought a bigger lense as well and this produces... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by globetrotter5 (2 reviews written)
This camera has transformed my photography from village idiot to idiot proof / semi professional in an instant. The instructions are easy to follow and the auto features work very well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a budding photographer. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2011 by Oladiva (5 reviews written)
had the 400d and this is just a great upgrade the HD movie mode is beyond bril the pictures are great and as a pro im about £100 away from making my money back in less than 3 months. dont feel the need to upgrade at all if anthing im looking for lenses to buy to make this camera even better thanks canon. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2011 by robert289 (1 review written)
I took delivery of my Canon EOS 550D via next day delivery from Procamerashop. It is a Great camera and my old EF lenses work perfectly despite not being IS spec. Very happy with my move from a Canon EOS 30V film camera to the Digital world... And got a great deal.. (read more)
The Cannon 550D has definitely got the seal of approval from many happy consumers. The camera is everything that it is advertised to be, with many consumers agreeing that it has been made easier to use, by becoming lighter and with a better grip. Many consumers are excited by the sharp and crisp pictures that they are capturing on their Cannon 550D. This camera is so well liked that it has got the average consumer rating of 5 out of 5 at Amazon.
Even at Google products, consumers are satisfied, with many having no complaints about the camera. However a few do suggest that the video aspect of the camera is not as great as it could be. This camera is suited to those of us who hate reading manuals, and love to get straight in there, and get snapping away. It has a great screen and a clear menu, so overall a good solid camera.