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Old Sep 12, 2013, 1:41 PM   #1
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Thinking about this camera as an upgrade from my xsi.
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The SL1 obviously has far more tricks in the locker than the older model- not least movie capture- though if you're primarily into stills I'm not sure you'd be gaining a huge amount.
That said, the 18mp stills does give you more latitude for cropping and it's dynamic range and noise control is possibly a step up from the older (but still useful...) XSi/450D.
I recently got my hands on a 600D- with a similar sensor- and found the IQ to be very good- though the kit lens wasn't. Let's hope the newer STM lens atop the SL1/100D is optically superior to the MKII 18-55 IS lens... (the MKI was fine...!)
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 2:24 AM   #3
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i looked at this one yesterday and for me its small body was to small so check this out
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 6:22 AM   #4
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This will be a free gift using my rewards. My rewards are about to expire so I have to use them or lose them.

I figure now is the time to upgrade my dslr camera. My xsi has been giving my problems.

So my dslr choices are the t3i, 60d, or sl1.

They have the 70d but I dont have enough points to get that one.
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The SL1 is nice for the price, but its AF system comes up short when compared to the 60D, T5i and T4i. If you thought about shooting sports/action/wildlife, you might be disappointed with the SL1 or the T3i.
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The SL1 is nice for the price, but its AF system comes up short when compared to the 60D, T5i and T4i. If you thought about shooting sports/action/wildlife, you might be disappointed with the SL1 or the T3i.
With 3 young boys we would shoot alot of sports/action.

I really wish i was able to get the t4i or t5i here but its not available.
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Is the 60D still an option?
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Is the 60D still an option?
Yes it is.
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If the 60D is "in the offing", then that IS a genuine upgrade over the 450D/XSi....
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Of the 3 camera models, the 60d is definitely the right choice. You'll still likely have to upgrade lenses to shoot your sports, but body-only it's an easy choice.
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