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on January 10, 2015
Cons, always start with the Cons to compliment it with the pros.
The tripod that comes with the set is pointless, (good thing that's not what I purchased it for). The tripod after being used a couple times wont stay up as the camera puts too much weight on it, causing the legs to slouch and spread outward. Making it no better than setting it on top of a table.
Cons for the camera itself, well, no movable display, and no audio input jack.
That being said, time for the pros.
The lack of a microphone jack wasn't a huge issue. Granted I'm using this camera as something basic for film alongside photography, its better to do your audio records and plug your mic into something like the zoomH1, (fantastic little device btw).
Obviously, you won't be getting as much iso control as well as various other options you would get with a 70D, but that's fine, this is intended for beginners, so its not necessary. This is a fantastic entry level DSLR, and the added 75-300mm telephoto lens is what made me go after this kit, not the other stuff. But since other things are included, may as well talk about those as well.
I was surprised to see the spare battery that comes in this kit is actually larger than the battery supplied with the camera by the manufacturer. The spare battery in this kit is 1000mah where as the battery supplied with the camera by canon is only 860mah. I was skeptical at first, that it wouldn't hold a charge well and would suffer from power leaks, but that's not the case. The additional battery holds up very well, and I personally feel you are better off buying batteries from this company rather than canon themselves.
The card that comes with this camera left me with a surprise. yeah, it comes with a 64gb card, I suspected it to only be a class 4 or something. Useless for half my intentions with this camera as for film you need a class six. I was very happy to see when opening the card it is actually a class 10 64gb sony sd card.
The two threaded glass covers that come in this kit are nice, simply screw it onto the camera lens and you now have some protection from drops and scratches, getting things on the lens, etc. The only downside, is it can cause optical flares in your images you may not want.
The cleaning supplies, HDMI cable, and case that come with the camera are well, just that, nothing much to review, they work, they do what's expected and I have no complaints.
In short, I would without a doubt by from this company again.