£500 Canon EOS 450D Digital SLR Camera Kit

Ideal for the photographer who wants a combination of flexibility and creative options, the EOS 450D presents powerful Canon technology in a lightweight ergonomic body. The potent combination of 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC III processor married with intuitive controls, 18-55mm lens and generous 3-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function, ensures ease of use, outstanding performance and the great image quality that EOS is so well known for.

The EOS 450D's instant startup, speedy Auto Focus and minimal shutter lag ensures you are always just a button press away from a great shot. With continuous shooting up to 3.5 frames per second in bursts of up to 53 large JPEGs or 6 14 bit RAW files it is easy to capture dramatic action shots and capture enough detail to print to A2 size even with cropped images.

The camera's wide-area Auto Focus (AF) system uses nine separate focusing points to lock onto subjects fast and makes it so easy to get the shot you want. As well as Manual Focus there are three auto-focus modes to choose from: One-Shot AF, ideal for static subjects such as portraits and landscapes; AI Servo, great for moving subjects and keeps following the subject with predictive tracking until you take the shot; and AI Focus, which switches from One Shot to Servo when movement is detected. The center, cross-type focus point operates flawlessly in lower-light and lower-contrast settings.

You can buy the Canon EOS 450D kit from Amazon for £500 including delivery.