Go here to compare all DSLR cameras and see all of their specs.
Magic Latern is dope but it has also been known to brick or k!ll your camera as well.Be careful installing it and look up videos and blogs on how to install it.
There is a T3,T3i and T4i
The T3 is the basic basic DSLR camera for canon.Its only $349-$400 butI wouldn't recommend it unless you just wanted to buy a cheap canon camera.It is not better than the Sony nex5n.
The T3i is dope tho and about $200 more.I know off top you get more megapixels,flipout screen,more video options,better sensor,better image quality,sound options while recording and higher resolution.I love my t3i personally but regret not buying the Nikon D5100.However I love the video options that the t3i has.
For pictures only I would get a Nikon D5100,it sh*ts all on the t3i in my opinion for picture quality.Hands down best $500 DSLR.
If you want to do video and pictures get the Canon T3i or T4i.It comes with the standard 18-5mm lens but I would get the 50mm 1.8 lens for sharpness and family pics,55-200mm lens which is for long distances.75-300mm for super long range.
Canon T3i $450-$650
Canon T4i $700-$900
Go here if you want dope prices on canon cameras and lenses.
I bought my Canon HD camcorder and T3i from here.They are refurbished but in Excellent condition and usually Brand New.They are mainly overstock from stores.
The cheapest prices online and you can buy a cheap broken canon point and shoot camera off ebay for $8 and send it to canon and they will give you 20% off your order.It is part of their camera recycling program so they don't care if it is broken,don't work or whatever.That's what I did and it made my camera like $500 wit tax.
this is good info, that 50mm 1.8 lens is cheap and takes very nice photos
here is a quick shot i did a few months back with the t3i and 50mm 1.8 lens when i first got it
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