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Canon 1100D or 500D?

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I'm going to wait until Dec 27th before buying anything but have come to OCN to ask opinions (as I do so often).

I like both cameras and prefer the Canons as opposed to the equivalent cameras from Nikon (D3100) and Pentax's / Sony's offerings. The 1100D feels a bit plasticy, but otherwise nice to hold. The 500D a little nicer to hold and certainly feels better put together.

I'm looking at two particular 'packages' for about 500 GBP. The 1100D comes with an 18-55mm and 75-300mm IS lens, filters and bag. The 500D with non-IS lenses, 8Gb Sandisk Extreme SD card and bag is 550GBP.

I don't really care about video performance. I want a camera and kit that will be good for landscapes, cityscapes and general photography. I want something that will keep me entertained; i.e. will always be able to outperform my ability!

I definitely prefer the 500D. It feels nicer somehow. But, I'm all for listening to people telling me why I'm wrong smile.gif


Thanks,

Mike
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Get the 1100D. Since you said video is not important to you, there really isn't any other big difference between the two. Better to invest in good lenses than invest in cameras. They will both give you essentially the same image quality, and the 1100D will have a little better high ISO performance due to it's larger pixels. 1100D also has about 50% more battery life than the 500D.
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