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Thoughts on this Camera?

Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by EmberBull, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. EmberBull

    EmberBull Big Dog

    Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18MP Digital SLR Camera with... : Target

    Considering this as a graduation present.. looking to upgrade my powershot, but stay within $1,000 and I get a discount at Target since I work there, but willing to look elsewhere for a solid camera in my price range. I want to shoot dogs/wildlife mainly..

    Thanks all :)
     
  2. Team Peanut

    Team Peanut GRCH Dog

    i have the t1 and love it. i have a few lenses for it. don't know much about the t3 but i am sure it is just upgraded of my t1
     
  3. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    The T3i is nice, but from what I read, not worth the price. You can get a used T1i body (which is what I shoot with) and some nicer lenses for the same price.. it's all about the glass ;)
     
  4. Fieldmarshal

    Fieldmarshal Big Dog

    Ergonomics is a big factor when it comes to SLR's. I would actually play with a few cameras and see which ones feels better in your hand, and go from there.
     
  5. EmberBull

    EmberBull Big Dog

    Thanks for the input guys! I'll look into the t1 some more...and get to reading about lenses!

    Fieldmarshal - I'll try some out at the store before I purchase any :)
     
  6. VonKromeHaus

    VonKromeHaus Good Dog

    I have a T3i and LOVE it.

    Sent from my N860 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Coiler

    Coiler Little Dog

    The thing to remember with SLR's is that you don't need a big fancy body, get something light and in your price range and then hunt down a really good high quality lense.

    [video=youtube_share;hk5IMmEDWH4]http://youtu.be/hk5IMmEDWH4[/video]
     
  8. SemasMom

    SemasMom Big Dog

    I have the T3, the 12 mp one. It's significantly less expensive but is awesome. Everyone I talked to, including my photographer cousin said not to spend the $ on the 18 mp. I have an old, probably older than some of you, 35 mm Rebel and all the lenses I acquired over the years for it work perfectly with the new one, but I agree with everyone else. Spend your money on the lens, not the body.
     
  9. Fieldmarshal

    Fieldmarshal Big Dog

    The sensor size on the 12mp and 18mp is the same, as such, they achieve the 18mp artifically my stretching the image, so all your getting in the 18mp is a 12mp picture thats blown up to 18mp. Which you can do yourself if you want in photoshop or any other photo editing software.

    If you downsize the 18mp to 12mp, and compare it with the 12mp camera, the quality should be identical. Hence no reason to pay extra to get the 18mp if you can help it. All this megapixel gibberish is purely a marketing thing, what you really need to be looking into is the sensor size for these cameras, and many of these canon cameras have the same sensor size, while having different megapixels.
     
  10. EmberBull

    EmberBull Big Dog

    Thanks for the video Coiler! I had to laugh during most of it, but it was informative.. makes sense now why the lens is the more important investment.

    Thanks for the information on the sensor size Fieldmarshal, I have a lot more research to do! I'm glad I asked here before I went forward with buying anything.
     
  11. Swiper

    Swiper Little Dog

    Yes thanks for the link to the video, I found it informative and humorous.


    Sent from my Tapatalk enabled device.
     
  12. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Good Dog

    I have a t2i as part of my collection and use it still very frequently. I personally would get the t2i over the t3i due to the price and cannon didnt really do much to make the t3i better. It's really all about the lenses, 95% of my lenses cost more than the price of my cameras. Photography is an expensive hobby. I personally would look for cheaper alternatives and invest in a very good lens. Unless, money isn't really an issue. If you don't mind me asking what are you looking to spend total for a camera and lens. I could help point you in the right direction.
     

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