Help me choose a new DSLR
January 6, 2012 9:26 AM Subscribe
I'm looking into purchasing a Canon DSLR and need some advice on which package to choose
posted by smcniven to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
The options that I have are as follows:
1) Canon T3i with 50mm f/1.8 II lens for $650
2) Canon T3 with 2 lens (EF-S 18-55 mm F/3.5-5.6 IS and EF 75-300 mm F/4.0-5.6 III USM) for $740.
I could also get the T3 with just the 18-55mm lens for $549.
I'm intending to use this camera for normal photography but also as a replacement for a dead video camera. Since this is a major requirement the camera needs to give the same functionality as the old video camera (a Sony DCR-SR85 with a 2.5-62.5mm lens. One review site says the 35mm equivalent is 43-1075mm). The T3i has 1080p video while the T3 is only 780p so I'm leaning a bit towards the T3i.
If it helps with the advice I also have an old Canon EF 28-90mm lens from a film Canon Rebel. Could that be used on the T3 or T3i?
Any help from Mefites would be greatly appreciated!