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    Default Suggestions for upgrading from 550D

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Giulia, I am an Italian living in London, I am new to the forum and I am.. desperately seeking for help! :)

    My husband has been using a Canon 550D camera for quite a few years now. However, in the last year it has started been less and less efficient and itís probably now time for it to retire and I would love to get him a new camera.

    I love taking photos myself, but I am very unaware/ignorant of all the technicalities, and then here I am asking for your advice. It will be his 30th birthday present, therefore I would be more than happy to invest in it, but at the same time I donít want to ďoverdo itĒ, by buying something that must be good because itís pricey, but maybe it doesnít suit its ďneedsĒ at best (I hope Iíve explained myself!).

    Starting from technical aspects, we currently have 2 EFS lenses (18-55 and 55-250) and it would be ideal if they could be used on the new camera too. Coming then to photo preferences, we both really love taking landscape photographs and my husband is also very passionate about art and takes also many pics of masterpieces (frescoes in particular) and their very fine details, often in not-that-well illuminated environments. Plus of course the typical souvenir/family portraits. He does not seem to use flashlight that much. We travel quite a lot, so lightweight would be a bonus, but I would not treat it as the top requirement.

    This is all what comes across my mind but if I havenít given enough details, please ask! I would be happy to get him a camera that could provide him an opportunity of learning more about photography and manual settings, but not something too high up for our current amateur level (the automatic function is still in use quite a lot when we are on holiday and short of time).

    Thank you all so much in advance!

    Giulia

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    I am sure you will find the 80D a great camera and you will be able to use the present lenses on it as well.
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    You already have EF-S lenses, so you're really taking the full frame cameras out of the equation.

    I'd go with Nat's advice and have a look at the 80D.
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    The 77D also has most of the same basic functions as the 80D, including the same autofocus system and sensor and so exactly the same image quality. It has perhaps more plastic than metal in the body, which makes it lighter by 190 grams and also a bit cheaper.
    Both cameras have cashback offers from Canon at present of £85 and so you could buy the 77D for £714 or the 80D for £863 (after cashback).
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    Also worth considering the 77D (slightly smaller and lighter than the 80D). If you go with the 80D, some dealers sell it as a kit with the EFS 10-18 STM, worth having for landscapes and would take your range from 10 - 250 in 3 lenses.
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    How much money are you looking to spend? The 77D & 80D are certainly good recommendations but at the pricier end of the market. The 750D and 200D are also good options but at a more budget conscious price. There's also the 800D which falls between the 750D and the 77D although looking at the WEX website the current price difference is minimal as the 77D has a cashback offer on it.
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    Hello Giulia and welcome to the Forum.

    He must be someone very special to get a new camera for his birthday .............. I get socks!
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    Thank you very much for all your great help! All the models that you suggested were on my initial shortlist and I feel very much reassured knowing that I was not going in a completely wrong direction! I'll investigate the different options further and keep using this great forum to deepen my knowledge! :)

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    Welcome to the forum....some great photographers on here with a wealth of knowledge

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    And me


    Good luck with your search for a Camera that suits you both.
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