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Whoa! That's a fabulous price for the 7D.

I've been debating the T3i (waiting on the T4i) and the 60D but put the 7D out of contention because of the cost. Is this a too good to pass up discount?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:06:12 AM »
A follow to the original question...

The t4i doesn't look like it's going to make an appearance for a while, the 60D was semi-'upgraded' with the 60Da and the 7D is holding fast as it is.

Presently this is the approximate price comparison for the body only versions of each

~650 - T3i
~900 - 60D
~1400 - 7D

CR just posted a deal for the 7D at Adorama for 1199.

This puts the sale price near the middle of the standard pricing of the 60D and the 7D. Is this a too good to pass up price drop? Thoughts/suggestions?

EOS Bodies / Re: Go small or go home (T4i)
« on: April 05, 2012, 06:52:48 PM »
I feel your pain, wellfedCanuck.

I'm itching for any news on the T4i. The other day someone I work with told me that a CostCo he frequents informed him that their T3i stock was almost gone and that it wouldn't be resupplied. What that means exactly? Who knows.

EOS Bodies / Re: any (new) rumours about t4i?
« on: March 31, 2012, 08:49:52 AM »
addame, mummel, it looks like we're all in a similar position.  :)

I'm planning to purchase my first DSLR in the next few weeks and have been trying to determine what to do. Here's my approach:

Waiting to see what Canon does in the next 15 or so days (now through NAB). If they announce the T4i, great! If they don't, I'll likely pick up the 60D or the T3i. They are both great cameras and each will offer an opportunity go through the DSLR learning curve.

My primary use will be video which means I will be swayed by that feature set more than anything else.

This post might be a helpful read:

Also from a 3/7/12 post:
I haven’t received any specs of the camera, just proof that it exists and it’s coming soon. I expect DIGIC 5, articulating LCD and new movie features. --

I can't find something I read about coupons for the T3i expiring today (3/31/12). It would have been in Canon's interest to keep any news of the T4i close to the hip if this is true. My fingers are crossed that info 'leaks' to CR early next week.

Like you, I'm very excited. #fingerscrossed

Canon General / Re: Where to buy Canon gear?
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:21:33 AM »
...discounting by adding extra goodies.

As Quasimodo said, it's not a bad problem to have if all the equipment is the same in quality. I wish I had something to suggest regarding Boston. Hopefully someone else can offer up a suggestion or two.  :)

If my understanding is correct from the experiences noted with the brick and mortar vs warehouse vs online... If I'm looking for service and to build a relationship there are a few to stick with in the NYC area and equipment standards are the same regardless where it is purchased.

Curiously, or interestingly, I'm not sure which, nobody seems to have made mention or online options.

Canon General / Re: Where to buy Canon gear?
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:24:45 PM »
Great tips, dturano.

The drive might eat into any savings with gas prices being what they are. Abes completely slipped my mind, thanks for the reminder.

Canon General / Where to buy Canon gear?
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:04:58 PM »
Possible noob question...

Where is the best place to order Canon gear?

I ask because I've been told that the equipment sold to Costco, for example, is different than to B&H or Amazon. When the time comes for me, or anyone, to purchase a DSLR, lens, bag, or accessories, what would you recommend?

Note: I am in the NYC area.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:04:21 AM »
Thanks, peederj.

I may be jumping the gun but if the T4i is announced and it steps up the game, even a little bit, it's going to be the camera to choose. A lightweight camera will be an aspect that will place highly in my list of needs.

The moire-free zoom is something I was unaware of until now.

Please keep the suggestions coming. I'm thrilled to be learning so much about these DSLRs.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:03:59 AM »
Thanks so much for both of your replies.

The idea of purchasing a 60D and then possibly selling it when there is an update (later this year?) is a fabulous idea to consider.

I'm so curious to see what the T4i will actually offer. I like the idea of Wifi being built in but a touchscreen?

EOS Bodies - For Video / What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:13:02 PM »
Greets, CR.

Long time reader of CR, first time forum poster.

I am an actor/techy based in the NYC/CT area and plan on investing in a home setup so that I can shoot a webseries, audition scenes, and other actor related video and photo content inside and outside.

For sometime I was tracking the DIGIC 5 and 5D3 announcements with the goal of upgrading from my PowerShot S45 (it's not working as it once did) to a DSLR. At the time it was more camera than I needed and I'm glad I went with it because I learned a great deal more than I could have with a standard point and shoot.

With the announcement in the can I know that the 5D3 is more than I need though I am now left asking myself, and anyone willing to share their 2¢, what they would do were they in my position.

According to a recent poll on about which camera will be used during the next shoot the following numbers reveal my uncertainty:
7D - 27%
Rebel T2i/Rebel T3i - 25%
60D - 15%

All three cameras, while a few years old, provide fantastic quality images (still and video). This morning CR announced that there is likely going to be a T4i released at/before NAB with the new DIGIC sensor along with some unknown new features.

Because I'll often work alone a flip-out/rotating LCD screen is something that ranks very highly for my needs.

With this in mind here is the question I cannot answer with my limited knowledge of the DSLR product line:

Would it be to my benefit/detriment to purchase an older camera (used?/new?) or will it be better to wait on the new Rebel or should I wait on an update of the 60D?

Having no camera on hand for my future needs makes it easy to hold off for another month or two if need be.

Thanks for all of your thoughts/suggestions!


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