A friend emailed me to tell me her daughter is a photo freak and wants a dSLR camera for Xmas. I have no idea if she already has a P&S, I am guessing yes.
She doesn't want to spend a ton of money yet - want to see if she discards the hobby or trashes the camera. Wants to know if the T3i is a decent camera or not.
I don't know if this camera has menu-driven manual settings, or not, or if the lenses she buys will be interchangeable with other Canons. Definitely not 5Ds, at least, right? IOW she may be spending a lot for a system that may be obsolete when her kid turns 20 and wants a real camera.
Any thoughts? Muchas Gracias.