I'll probably go with a T1i. If I need video features in the futures I would use that $70 on a camcorder.
If you want pictures only, T1i and T2i are almost identical.
T2i gives you manual control on all settings for video, which makes it about a gazillion times better for video.
If I am not concerned about the 24p video and external mic jack then is it good to go for t1i over t2i ? I want camera for pics and not really for video.
The only true difference is 24p video.
edit: and external mic jack. That's really it.
Honestly I feel that the T2i over the T1i is such a huge difference. (there's practically 0 difference between the T2i and the T3i, however. well, there is, but if you want to know i can go over it )
Photo Improvements from the T2i over the T1i
1040k LCD | vs | 920k LCD
+/- 5 EV | vs | +/- 2 EV Auto ISO up to 6400 (and you can set it!) | vs | up to ISO 1600 (not changeable)
Better High ISO perf in general than T1i
18MP vs 15MP
new 63-zone metering system vs old 35-zone metering system
SDXC vs SDHC snapping pictures in live view instant | vs | 1/2 second "double shutter" delay
Video Improvements from the T2i over the T1i
1080p @ 30fps or 24fps, 720p @ 60fps, 5x zoom 480p @ 60fps | vs | 1080p @ 20fps, 720p @ 30fps, 480p @ 30fps
full manual mode (set iso/aperture/shutter) vs auto
stereo mic input vs none
Also, Magic Lantern makes the T2i a BEST (focus highlighting!!)
Now, its up to you to determine whether few, some, or all of these things make the $70 difference. To me, its a no brainer! A lot of the features were taken from the 7D. So it's almost like a gimped 7D/60D. T1i was more of a stop gap...
How about you show some sample images that you took with you "better" copy ? I think the poster did a decent job considering how limiting a kit lens can be
I didn't comment about the pictures but rather the quality of his kit lens. You can take wonderful pictures with a kit lens; I personally don't think they are as limiting as people make them out to be. Quality photos come out of the photographer, not the camera. If you look at the third picture, look how soft it is. Yes, it is shot wide open but IMO that's way too soft even for that.
I hear a lot about the Canon Loyatly program, my basic understanding is that if you have a broken camera you can trade it in but what if you want to just upgrade? Will they give you a trade in value or something?
I'd like to upgrade to a 60D from a Rebel XS but the XS is still in great condition and working. Probably get more selling it on CL or something.
No. Buy a older film canon for 5 bucks from craigslist and trade that and get 20% off (which is the same price you can get at the moment (because you can't double dip). Then try and sell your XS on Craigslist for around 300.
I did have to spend $200 to repair my T2i refurb once but that was 18 months after I bought it.
I bought a refurbished camera and 2 years warranty from Squaretrade. It cost less than 100 bucks but I got the cover for 2 years with drops and spills covered too. Just my recommendation for your next purchase.
After learning with t2i. I got 60D and recently added 17-55mm to my lens. I think the pictures are better with 50mm f/1.8 than my 17-55. May be i will learn more about 17-55. Also, Not sure why always use AP more then any other setting?
Maybe the 17-55 is a touch back/front focused. I have a 60d as well and I'm so ticked off that they took out micro auto focus adjustment off.
Micro 4/3 may be your best option. They bodies are the same size as P&S and as long as you get a small lens, or even a pancake, you should be able to stick the lens in your other pocket for easy carry.
I don't like micro 4/3rds. It's like carrying around an L in your pocket. Sure the body is pocket sized (presuming you aren't wearing skinny jeans), but it just seems like a worst of both worlds option.
Wow the kit lens is HORRIBLE. That picture is extremely soft and I might even say you have a bad one.
Did you ever hear, if you don't have something nice to say. All things considered, I don't disagree, but I don't think the kit lens or the $17 macro lens is going to compare with a $700 10-16mm or a 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Actually, I prefer the macro lens more than the others. And I think you could do a little in post to sharpen up the images a tad.
I played with the two images a bit... I'm not sure I made them better, but I did change them. Put the bird more in line with the rule of thirds and added some vignetting (though I understand not everyone likes that). Straightened out the horizon a bit, added a little oomph to the colors. But again... not sure I made it better.
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