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carp hunter
14-10-2009, 16:35
I've been offered a canon 400 d for 300 quid with all the trimmings. or shall i get a canon g10??? need some advice?? thanks stu

Mr_Bump
14-10-2009, 17:00
Thats alot of money for a camera thats been superceeded twice.

They wernt much more new when you could still pick them up.

And what are the trimmings? If its just whats in the box its too much.

carp hunter
14-10-2009, 18:50
spare battery, remote, mini tri pod, 2 4 gb memory cards and camera bag plus every thing in the box i think

Les_Paul
15-10-2009, 00:27
spare battery, remote, mini tri pod, 2 4 gb memory cards and camera bag plus every thing in the box i think

Are any lenses included? Is the spare battery a genuine Canon one or a snide? Remote is handy not sure about mini tripod. The memory cards, are they decent and fast and finally the bag....what type of bag, is there much room for accessories?

The Canon 400d is a competent performer no doubt will be more versatile than a G10

slowworm
15-10-2009, 05:22
G10 has a flip out screen, so you can see the pictures your taking. It's more compact. If you only want it for fishing pictures, or taking pictures at home, I'd go for the G10. I had a G5 about 6 years ago, cracking little camera

Les_Paul
15-10-2009, 10:12
G10 has a flip out screen, so you can see the pictures your taking. It's more compact. If you only want it for fishing pictures, or taking pictures at home, I'd go for the G10. I had a G5 about 6 years ago, cracking little camera

Do you mean G11? Think the G10 has a fixed screen.

NoCarpMark
15-10-2009, 11:54
If you compose the shot up prior to photgraphing the fish there is little need for a flip screen!

With a remote set on timer you can be 100% of a good shot!

I use a 400d as a back up and to be fair the results are just as good as my 40d

A 400d is a pukka entry level camera I for one cant fault it.

Memory cards wont dent your pocket that much and a non canon batt work fine you can get then for as little as a tenner.

Go on amazon and add all the gear up your getting from your mate and see if it's worth spending that little more for a complete new set up!

40d over a G10/11? 40d all day long!

willowsage
15-10-2009, 16:52
If you compose the shot up prior to photgraphing the fish there is little need for a flip screen!

With a remote set on timer you can be 100% of a good shot!

I use a 400d as a back up and to be fair the results are just as good as my 40d

A 400d is a pukka entry level camera I for one cant fault it.

Memory cards wont dent your pocket that much and a non canon batt work fine you can get then for as little as a tenner.

Go on amazon and add all the gear up your getting from your mate and see if it's worth spending that little more for a complete new set up!

40d over a G10/11? 40d all day long!

I'm with Nocarpmark on this one. You can get a programmable remote for the 400d and at 25 quid it's the nuts!

NoCarpMark
15-10-2009, 17:38
I ment to say 400D over a G10/11 Opps ; )

speedfreak
16-10-2009, 22:32
had my 400d for a couple of years, awesome bit of kit, standerd 18 55 lens fairly good as well but a decent lens apropriate for the shots required would be a worth while investment. the money is about right for it so your not being robbed. the 450 which was the newer version i was told wasnt as good as the 350 and 400 so newer models arnt always better

Mr_Bump
17-10-2009, 01:26
The 450 is better than both the 350 and the 400 and the kit lens is a step up too with built-in IS.

The 500 isnt a great stretch above the 450, unless you want to film HD.