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Mar 22, 2011 21:12 |  #1

After thinking I would never want to use a swivel screen in my life, I realized today there are times it could come in handy...at the zoo today there is a protective barrier in front of the polar bears...by raising the camera overhead, you could get an excellent picture...a swivel screen would make this much easier but it worked out ok...time to switch to 60d or t3i? Probably not, I will do u till a 7d replacement comes out...hopefully far down the road;)


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Mar 22, 2011 21:54 |  #2

I really doubt upgrading your T2i to a T3i is called for. It's several hundred more dollars for just a swivel screen :P As far as a 7d 'mark 2' is concerned, I highly doubt that one will be publicly available at a good price until at least a few months after its release. Maybe look into an external LCD viewfinder?




  
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Mar 23, 2011 05:40 |  #3

rkho wrote in post #12073568 (external link)
I really doubt upgrading your T2i to a T3i is called for.

it is if you do a lot video.


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Mar 23, 2011 07:28 |  #4

mike_311 wrote in post #12075062 (external link)
it is if you do a lot video.

And the video on the T3i is that much better than the T2i, how exactly?




  
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Mar 23, 2011 07:41 |  #5

WilsonFlyer wrote in post #12075317 (external link)
And the video on the T3i is that much better than the T2i, how exactly?

swivel screen.


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Mar 23, 2011 14:46 |  #6

Doesn't the T3i also include wireless flash control? That's pretty darn useful.


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Mar 23, 2011 15:00 |  #7

Years ago, I had a Canon Pro90 with a swivel screen. It WAS handy for shooting over fences and the heads of crowds.. You can shoot both video and still (using live view) this way.

It's not a bad feature.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 16:00 |  #8

I have just ventured into the world of Canon with the 60D. I have come from a Panasonic FZ30 with a swivel screen, so this actually helped me choose which camera to go for.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 16:04 |  #9

Why not get a 60D?


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Mar 23, 2011 16:29 |  #10

I have an SX20 and a T2i. For video, I reach for the SX20 99% of the time because of the swivel screen. I would not upgrade my T2i for a T3i for the swivel, but if I was purchasing one or the other right off the bat, I'd get the T3i. I just find that I use the swivel screen so much when I use the SX20, and for video...it would be the deal breaker!
But honestly, for a consumer, entry level DSLR: swivel screen, flash control, and T2i photo/video quality? That is sweet! :)


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Mar 23, 2011 16:37 |  #11

I have just bought a G12 and am finding the swivel screen invaluable,its opened up a whole new viewpoint on my photography.


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Mar 23, 2011 17:08 |  #12

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I have just bought a G12 and am finding the swivel screen invaluable,its opened up a whole new viewpoint on my photography.

Yea it was def a huge selling point for me when going back and forth between the S95 and G12... If only the G12 were a bit thinner I would have gone with it. In the end I had to go with the S95 because ultimately for a point shoot I need compactness. But that swivel screen would have come in hand more often than not!


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Mar 23, 2011 20:56 |  #13

nathancarter wrote in post #12077886 (external link)
Doesn't the T3i also include wireless flash control? That's pretty darn useful.

yea but you need a flash that can receive it and a cheap wireless hotshoe trigger only costs about 20 bucks anyway that will work with any flash.

Off topic, im trying to figure out the t3i.

its a middle step between the t2i and the 60d, it has all the image quality of the t2i and 60d but the nice features of the 60d in the rebel body.

these three models just seem too close to together. it makes a decision to tough. in the end need i opted to go with the 60d because for the small price increase it had a more comfortable body and better button layout.


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