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Old Jun 18, 2012, 1:25 AM   #1
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I'm upgrading from my Rebel XS to either the T2i or T3i and I am having a really hard time deciding between the two cameras. I like the flip-out screen of the T3i but it is not a priority for me. Is the screen the only real difference between the two cameras or is there more that I'm not seeing?
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 3:18 AM   #2
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These are the minor differences on dpreview-

Canon EOS 600D vs. EOS 550D feature differences-

Vari-angle display
Scene intelligent Auto Mode
'Basic+' creative controls in scene modes
'Creative Filters' can be applied to images in playback mode
Multi-aspect ratio shooting (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1, previewable in Live View)
Integrated Wireless flash controller with multi-flash support
'Video Snapshot' mode
Auto Lighting Optimizer now adjustable in 4 levels
Feature Guide
Image rating (1-5 stars)
Eye sensor for LCD display replaced by 'DISP' button
Marginally larger and heavier
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When it comes to technology, a good rule of thumb is to buy the latest generation device, the improvements are there.
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The big differences for me are the swivel screen and the wireless flash control there are others but they are the two major for me. I have the the 550 d would I upgrade, no. Maybe see what happens in rthe next 12 months. If I was buying now then the 650 d/ t4i would be my choice.
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go with the newer one if it is in your budget. It does do better HD. It also gives you more options. The swivel LCD is great for macro shooting. The off camera flash control make it easier and cheaper if you want to explore the more advance flash photography.
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Thanks for your help, the t3i was well in my budget I was wondering if the extra features of the t3i was worth the extra cost versus the t2i.
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Well I think so, just for the flash ability.

Going off camera flash, without the built in master ability of the on board means buying 2 ettl flash, and one has to me a master. Which runs about 400 dollars. Or you spend for canon st-1 which runs about 200 dollars. It is just more cost effective to use the onboard when you are starting out with off camera flash.
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