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Well for a beginner, looking to shoot photos and videos, would a DSLR be better?
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would you consider refurb?

Also maybe someone more familiar with it could chime in but what about the Canon Loyalty program?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1088761/canon-loyalty-program-faqs-originally-from-potn


Refurb t3i with 18-55mm - http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_283207_-1

refurb t3 with 18-55mm - http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_283215_-1
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Well for a beginner, looking to shoot photos and videos, would a DSLR be better?

That depends how much you're willing to learn.

A mirrorless camera is basically an improved standard point and shoot, while any DSLR is a complete system you buy into, a system with endless customization options.
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I'd like to learn quite a bit, just not all at once
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I'd like to learn quite a bit, just not all at once

Well, you can only learn as far as your equipment will be able to allow you.

I think a Canon T3i would be a good fit for you.
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Well, you can only learn as far as your equipment will be able to allow you.

I think a Canon T3i would be a good fit for you.

Honestly I'm not much of an expert in DSLR but for me my experience with the T3i was not really good, its just feels really cheap to me and my friends, but the video is outstanding for the T3i also has nice color balance

but still I would go with something else
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Honestly I'm not much of an expert in DSLR but for me my experience with the T3i was not really good, its just feels really cheap to me and my friends,

If you compare it to a 5D MarkIII, it sure feels cheap... But my XSi has been through a beating, with 4k photos on its back and it's just there, as good as the 1st day, and ready to go though whatever I take it through and even more. I'd expect the T3i to be even better than my aging XSi smile.gif
   
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Well, you can only learn as far as your equipment will be able to allow you.

I think a Canon T3i would be a good fit for you.

Honestly I'm not much of an expert in DSLR but for me my experience with the T3i was not really good, its just feels really cheap to me and my friends, but the video is outstanding for the T3i also has nice color balance

but still I would go with something else

and what about it was not really good...?

also just as a side note nice color balance makes zero sense when all DSLR cameras offer preset White Balance and custom white balance options. what lens you use has a pretty significant effect on the apparent colors of the image before post processing.

to the OP: buy what is in your price range. dont bother comparing cameras or lenses on youtube/vimeo as anything that is professionally done will be colored and graded by a professional or semi-pro. so buying into a video system based on those comparisons is by far the biggest mistake that leads to buyers remorse. for a beginner a T2i will shoot the exact same quality video as a 5DmkIII. the difference between what looks professional and amateur is expertise in lighting and post processing as well as a great crew on set to make that image take form. professional quality videos you can watch that have been shot on DSLR cameras were created by a crew of people working together on a set to make that possible as well as a small team of people working to process that image through grading and color correction.
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post #19 of 28
Brief advice from me (didn't really read all the replies): Canon for video. I have seen many T2i's go for very cheap and they have the same sensor as a 7D. You can also buy a cheap adapter for old manual lenses and play with those for video.
 
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I like the Rebel T3i, but the T3 is nice, too. I know professional photo editors, and they say this camera is one of the greatest DSLRs out there; http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-T3-Digital-18-55mm/dp/B004J3Y9U6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1363036713&sr=8-6&keywords=rebel+t3i
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