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Almost 40% off a Canon DSLR kit is the Internet’s best deal today

January 11th, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR

Not too long ago, professional photographs were left to, well, professionals. But these days, thanks to the proliferation of advanced smartphones, powerful point and shoots, and affordable DSLRs, even folks with limited experience can take jaw-dropping and mesmerizing photos.

While smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in just the last 2-3 years, folks who really care about taking extremely high-quality, vibrant and detailed photos will still have to opt for a DSLR.

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When DSLRs first hit the market, they were extremely expensive. The Nikon D1, for instance, launched in 1999 and had a retail price in the $6000 range. But as technology is prone to do, DSLRs have become exceedingly affordable, to the point where even amateur photogs can take stunning shots which belie their lack of expertise.

Earlier today, we stumbled across an incredible DSLR deal on B&H that’s worth taking a look at. The camera in question is a Canon EOS T5 DSLR with an 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses bundle. While the entire bundle, which we’ll highlight shortly, typically runs for $749, you can pick it up today – if you act fast – for just $449.

The bundle includes the following add-ons:

  • SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • Bower 58mm Filter Kit
  • Bower 58mm Digital HD UV Filter

Other product specs include the following: An 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, a DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor, full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps and more.

The camera has an impressive 5-star rating (with 60 reviews chiming in) and is well worth taking a look at. The camera’s full product description reads as follows:

“Combining a pair of zooms with a versatile DSLR, the EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses Bundle from Canon includes the sleek camera, two lenses covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, and a padded gadget bag for holding all of the kit components.

The Rebel T5 features an 18 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD video recording with notable low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 12800. In addition to the bright pentamirror optical viewfinder, a 3.0″ 460k-dot LCD monitor is also available for image monitoring and review as well as menu navigation. Scene Intelligent Auto mode can be employed for optimizing camera settings to best-render the scene at hand and a helpful Feature Guide can also be employed to display a simple description of each camera mode and function to aid in learning the intricacies of the T5.

Included with the camera body is the standard zoom EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-88mm. One aspherical element is incorporated within the optical design to help minimize chromatic aberrations and an Optical Image Stabilizer system has also been integrated to reduce the appearance of camera shake. Extending the combined zoom range even further, the EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III lens is also included, which offers an equivalent focal length range of 120-480mm. Well-suited to use with distant subjects, this lens utilizes a DC autofocus motor to acquire precise focus while the telephoto perspective is especially useful for visually compressing the space between subjects and producing a shallow depth of field.”

If this at all sounds appealing, make sure to check out the product page over here.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

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