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T3i vs T4i which to get and why?

 
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Dec 22, 2012 10:03 |  #16

tongki wrote in post #15396136 (external link)
wait, T4i is EOS 1100D, right ?
did u mean EOS 650D ???

No, T4i = 650D. T3 = 1100D.


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Dec 23, 2012 15:58 as a reply to  @ Yogi Bear's post |  #17

My son and I went shopping for a T3i, or T4i on friday. I originally recommended he get a T3i as a few of you also recommended, but once we got shopping (internet & brick and mortar) we found there was not very much price difference between the T3i and T4i. What we also found, was that Costco, Fry's, and Best Buy were all pushing bundles, which included a EF-S 18-55, and a EF-S 55-250 for $899, or the T4i w/EF-S 28-135 for $899.

Our final stop ws Samy's camera. In a bid to compete with B&H and Adorama, Samy's doesn't charge tax on many Canon bodies and lenses, so they were offering the T4i w/EF-S 18-55 out the door for $759, which is what my son decided on. His purchase was close to his self imposed budget of $699, without paying for poor build quality lenses he will be saddled with later when he looks to upgrade his glass. I have an EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 lens he can use, as well as other lenses he can borrow until he can decide on what additional glass he wants. Thanks for your advice and comments, they helped!! -rick


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Dec 23, 2012 21:13 |  #18

I would recommend getting an after market battery grip. I adds bulk to the camera as well space to power the camera with two batteries.


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Dec 23, 2012 23:08 |  #19

You can get a refurbished T3i direct from Canon right now for $419 with the 18-55 is Kt lens. The 18-200 and 18-135 are half-off right now to boot. In addition, there is a free shipping code.


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Dec 24, 2012 10:30 |  #20

I bought a 650D (T4i) for the wife as an upgrade on the 550D (T2i) she had. Out of the 2 the OP mentioned I would of strongly recommended the 650D anyway, so I'm glad that's what he got. The ISO handling would of been worth the extra money on its own, never mind the fps increase, all cross focus points, touchscreen and video capabilities. The 18-55 kit lens is also a decent performer to start with but an 18-135 STM lens will be a good allrounder to go with it.

I can see no point in starting off with anything other than the best equipment you can afford. Adding a 3rd party grip and a few 3rd party batteries will be a great help if he has big hands and also if he's going to be using any heavy lenses as it helps with the balance. Hope he has a lot of fun with it.


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Jan 03, 2013 09:46 |  #21

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #15396269 (external link)
Try the Nikon D5100 with kit lens. It'll blow away either of those models (T4i or T3i);

Check this out: http://snapsort.com …-Rebel-T4i-vs-Nikon-D5100 (external link)

Not only is the D5100 the winner in the matchup, but it's almost half the price of the T4i.


I've been using Canon stuff for four years, then bought a Nikon D7000. Man, it's the bomb.

I also agree with you. I love the Nikon D5100, it's great, the screen is awesome. Don't go cheap with the D5000, it's no good in comparison with the D5100




  
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Jan 03, 2013 09:48 |  #22

But to pair with whatever camera you do get, a 50mm and a 35mm 1.8 are 2 good primes to add




  
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Jan 03, 2013 09:53 |  #23

alazgr8 wrote in post #15389738 (external link)
My son and I are going out camera shopping today. He wants to get his first DSLR. He know's he wants a new Canon, and is interested in either the T3i, or the T4i. I don't know very much about either. He has a 6 month old son, so he will be taking portraits (indoor/outdoor) and eventually (several years down the road) youth sports, as well as the usual family vacation shots. My thought is that because of the price difference (approx. $500) between the T3i and T4i, he would be better off getting the T3i with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit Lens and upgrading camera bodies in a few years when his photographic interests are better defined, but in the short term investing the money savings in good glass, The T3i/T4i only comes with the onboard flash, what flash would go good with either camera? Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. -rick

It has been a week or so, which one did you end up buying or are you still deciding?


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Jan 03, 2013 10:46 |  #24

JasonMK wrote in post #15439002 (external link)
It has been a week or so, which one did you end up buying or are you still deciding?

It's been a week or so since the OP answered your question: Post #17


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Jan 03, 2013 13:03 |  #25

Nathan wrote in post #15439229 (external link)
It's been a week or so since the OP answered your question: Post #17

Right you are! My first read of that post I thought the OP was just listing deals and didn't catch that they pulled the trigger on the T4i. There you have it, another satisfied customer:)


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