Just seeking a little advice to a DSLR decision I'm trying to make this evening.
On the way back from France this morning on a impulse buy (ya stupid I know) I bought a Canon 450D kit from Jessops on the south coast.
Cost was a total of £699 with a £30 back from Canon.
Kit consisted of the 450D with a standard 18-55 lens (non IS)
1x 17-200 cannon zoom lense (again non IS)
Spare lithium battery
8gb Sandisk Extreme card
2 x Ultra violet protection filters.
1 DSLR camera bag.
Now having got back home and having net access, I now find that it's a possibility that in the very near future I suspect this camera model will cease, in effect I suspect Jessops are trying to move some older stock.
It would'nt have been so bad if one of the lense had been IS type with image stabilisation, though both seem to give superb images, having tried them this eveniing, with no evidence of shake even at the extreme zoom which I thought strange (they are definately not IS type however) so I would have expected some blur to be apparent at that focal length. (just hand held)
The thing is, I return to France in the early hours of Sunday, and due to the fact Jessops have a 14 day no quible return policy, I'm now wondering whether I should swap the gear for either the 500D which came out last year (the 450D actually came out early 2008 but is still rated well) or to go with something like the Nikon D5000.
IOW do I keep the 450D or swap it for either the 500D or the Nikon D5000, both of last 2 support video too which the 450D does not. (though no big deal as I have a HD camcorder for video's) so not too important.
I think what I'm concerned about is the fact that in the event the 450D gets discontinued which is a real possibility shortly, it's price is instantly going to drop like a stone, it's already come down quite a lot already.
Tomorrow morning is probaly the only chance I shall have to get it changed, If thats what I decide.
The very latest Cannon 550D is a possiblity but would likely have to pay out a little more.
So the question is do I swap it for one of the later and newer Canon's or perhaps for the Nikon D5000.
Any thoughts very much appreciated.