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Beginner need help between T3 or T3i from canon

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I am able to purchase either one but do not know wether to start with the T3i or the T3. I am somewhat able to use a digital camera, but would be beginner on SLR's

What would be the best choice to make for a starter?

thanks!!!

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How tight is money? The T3i is better, but if you could get the T3 and an extra lens I think it'd be better.

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if the t3 was WAY cheaper, maybe get it, but the t3i is a much better camera...

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I used the T3 for a long time, it lacks a lot of features but you can take amazing photos with it. I recently upgraded from the t3 to the t4i and its justifiable to me as the t4i has a ton of features missing in the t3. That being said I loved my t3 when I used it, its pretty bare bones but if you just want to take awesome photos then it would be ok for that, but there are some short comings. Forget about sports shooting with the t3 as the burst rate is horrendous but for still photography it would be ok.

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I am able to purchase either one but do not know wether to start with the T3i or the T3. I am somewhat able to use a digital camera, but would be beginner on SLR's

What would be the best choice to make for a starter?

thanks!!!

I used the T3 for a long time, it lacks a lot of features but you can take amazing photos with it. I recently upgraded from the t3 to the t4i and its justifiable to me as the t4i has a ton of features missing in the t3. That being said I loved my t3 when I used it, its pretty bare bones but if you just want to take awesome photos then it would be ok for that, but there are some short comings. Forget about sports shooting with the t3 as the burst rate is horrendous but for still photography it would be ok.

September called, they want their post's back! :p

Butt... that being said, the OP could follow up on his decisions!

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September called, they want their post's back! :p

Butt... that being said, the OP could follow up on his decisions!

lol sorry i was just browsing the digital camera sub forum and offered my advice since I used the T3 for a long time lol.

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lol sorry i was just browsing the digital camera sub forum and offered my advice since I used the T3 for a long time lol.

Naw i'm all for having a more active photography forum!

Well then you better get to posting to the digital forum and/or monthly competition or ELSE! :angry:

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Naw i'm all for having a more active photography forum!

Well then you better get to posting to the digital forum and/or monthly competition or ELSE! :angry:

HEY BACK OFF! Troll spot already taken :p

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I don't like snapsort some of its cons on dslrs are iffy. they claim that the t4i has a slow continuous shooting rate but yet its at 5fps and the t3i is at 3.7fps. I don't call that a con I call that an improvement and a con that the body doesn't have image stabilization, none of the budget end Canon dslr's have that and is relied on the lenses. Oh and the noise at low ISO, I didn't notice any at low ISO's in fact It does an excellent job at it.

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HEY BACK OFF! Troll spot already taken :p

hDEA51F10

I don't like snapsort some of its cons on dslrs are iffy. they claim that the t4i has a slow continuous shooting rate but yet its at 5fps and the t3i is at 3.7fps. I don't call that a con I call that an improvement and a con that the body doesn't have image stabilization, none of the budget end Canon dslr's have that and is relied on the lenses. Oh and the noise at low ISO, I didn't notice any at low ISO's in fact It does an excellent job at it.

OH snapsort is useless! Always dxomark or dpreview!

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hDEA51F10

OH snapsort is useless! Always dxomark or dpreview!

Yep, I use dpreview.

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Yep, I use dpreview.

Yeah for reviews...

I gave up on the forum though, the amount of *******s that bash you just because they don't like how you took your photo for X reason.

Dper: Oh it's underexposed

Me: Yes it is on purpose

Dper: learn to expose n00b

Dper: Centered photo looks like passport photo

Me: Yes I centered and broke the rule of thirds on purpose

Dper: N00b.

But I digress, till I see you posting your photos, you shall not pass!!!

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Yeah... I t

Yeah for reviews...

I gave up on the forum though, the amount of *******s that bash you just because they don't like how you took your photo for X reason.

Dper: Oh it's underexposed

Me: Yes it is on purpose

Dper: learn to expose n00b

Dper: Centered photo looks like passport photo

Me: Yes I centered and broke the rule of thirds on purpose

Dper: N00b.

But I digress, till I see you posting your photos, you shall not pass!!!

Yeah I don't post photos much on forums, I just post them on flickr and such and it seems people like my photos some times so who cares what some guy on a forum thinks. The dedicated photography forums are the worst though, real camera snobs there, if you don't have a professional DSLR you're nothing lol.

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Yeah I don't post photos much on forums, I just post them on flickr and such and it seems people like my photos some times so who cares what some guy on a forum thinks. The dedicated photography forums are the worst though, real camera snobs there, if you don't have a professional DSLR you're nothing lol.

Yeah obviously I doesn't bother me, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some people on dpreview are just ultra snobs, "oh teh noes you don't have 10 strobes, you lighting is unbalanced".

That aside, this is neowin!!!!!! ( Think of it in a 300 sorta voice), so share your stuff!

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Yeah obviously I doesn't bother me, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but some people on dpreview are just ultra snobs, "oh teh noes you don't have 10 strobes, you lighting is unbalanced".

That aside, this is neowin!!!!!! ( Think of it in a 300 sorta voice), so share your stuff!

I may later I have a crap ton from my t3, just testing out my t4i so i don't have any cool pics yet.

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a con that the body doesn't have image stabilization, none of the budget end Canon dslr's have that and is relied on the lenses

None of the Canon cameras have that at all. Only the Sony and Pentax DSLRs have in-body stabilization.

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None of the Canon cameras have that at all. Only the Sony and Pentax DSLRs have in-body stabilization.

I didn't think so but I haven't really looked at all the canons just the ones in my price range.

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None of the Canon cameras have that at all. Only the Sony and Pentax DSLRs have in-body stabilization.

Can you comment on #2 below? Is it true the image shakes up in the viewfinder?

Argote, can you comment on the IS on your body?

I may later I have a crap ton from my t3, just testing out my t4i so i don't have any cool pics yet.

Yes, you MAY :p

Never really used shake reduction or IS, unless it was built in a point and shoot camera.

Quickly googled this up:

http://photographylife.com/lens-stabilization-vs-in-camera-stabilization

1.Image Stabilization can degrade bokeh

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On my A65 the image is stabilized in the viewfinder. On my older A200 it's supposed to not be stabilized in the viewfinder but I never found this to be a problem.

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The advantage of having the IS in the lens though, is that you can turn it off on some lenses, which makes it less of an issue.

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The advantage of having the IS in the lens though, is that you can turn it off on some lenses, which makes it less of an issue.

Some bodies have a direct IS switch, others have the setting in the menu. But it can always be turned off.

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