Originally Posted by laboitenoire
Short answer, yes. Long answer, maybe. If you can, I'd recommend going to your local Best Buy and trying out all the various low-end models in your hands to see which you like the most and which is most comfortable to shoot. The camera you hate to use will be the camera you leave at home.
Originally Posted by xHassassin
What is a T3. I was just getting accustomed to knowing that the T3i was out.
Originally Posted by Kokin
My gf just bought a 2mo-used Panasonic Lumix GH1 ($580 for body + lens from ebay), it's more of a compact DSLR, so it's much more portable than the Nikons and Canons mentioned. You may be able to use custom firmware that lets you increase the bitrate of HD video recording, granted the firmware in the camera is old enough. It's in about the same price range as the T3/t3i if you buy it at full retail price.
Not sure if the video is from a custom firmware or official, but it's beautiful regardless.