Naraly wrote in post #13832637
the guy at best buy said with a higher shutter speed I could accidentally take way more frames than I wanted) and I don't really need lightning fast speed. I plan on taking action shots though, once in a while.
The guy at best buy is an idiot. You'll quickly learn that there are a lots features and settings to exploit with a DSLR, but the three most important for starters are shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
The shutter speed can be varied on a 60D to up to 1/8000 of a second, or as slow as 30 seconds or more with the Bulb setting. The aperture is the opening in the lens that allows more or less light onto the sensor and the ISO setting changes the sensitivity of the sensor. These three settings works together to give you a huge variety of different results. They are modified in combination depending on the subject and location you're shooting, the available light, and your intent. The best buy guy was referring to the continuous shooting mode which is 5.3 pictures a second. This mode is used for such things as sports photography or any situation where you want to capture all the action. In this mode, you could occasionally shoot more pictures than you planned to, but who cares., and all DSLRs have this mode . But most of the time you will be shooting in One Shot mode, which as the name implies, will only take a single picture.
If your haven't purchased it yet, the most important feature you should check out is how it feels in your hands. The T2i (550D), the T3i(600d) and the 7D all use the same sensor and in skilled hands will all take very similar pictures. The real differentiator should be the feature set and how it feels when you hold it.