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Old Feb 5, 2012, 2:52 PM   #1
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Default Which Camera is Right For Me? (T2i or T3i?)

I'm looking into getting into photography and recording videos. I'll be doing a lot of skateboarding and exploring that with my friends, and product reviews, unboxings, or anything else really for my youtube channel. I was about to purchase the T2i when it came to me that I might like a swiveling screen for when I mount it on http://www.amazon.com/Photive-Axis-G...472125&sr=1-12. But I'm just not sure if it is worth the 130 dollar difference. I feel like I could still do fine recording skateboarding just by estimating whats in the shot and whats not? Let me know what you guys think, because I'm kind of stumped here. Thanks.
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I personally love tilt/swivel screens- and over time has become one of my "must haves" on any camera... simply enables so many more quick compositional opportunities- with accuracy..!
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Old Feb 5, 2012, 6:13 PM   #3
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I personally love tilt/swivel screens- and over time has become one of my "must haves" on any camera... simply enables so many more quick compositional opportunities- with accuracy..!
So you think its worth the 130 dollars extra?
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 7:31 AM   #4
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beside the articulated screen and wireless flash control, the t3i has manual audio levels and i believe the t2i doesn't offer that.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 2:15 PM   #5
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Mannet- If your budget is not tight,then yes- definitely worth it....
But that's just me....
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 6:30 PM   #6
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I got the T2i just over a week ago and I'm really enjoying it. I didn't spend the extra money on the T3i because I'm not into video that much, but if your shooting lots of video then I can see it being worth it.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 1:40 AM   #7
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if video is the main thing then the screen may be worth it. i would go and try both out
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 5:54 AM   #8
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Skateboard and other action pictures are often taking from below the rider. To see the bottom of the board for instance. an articulating screen makes this very do-able. I'd consider it essential. I have two cameras, one with and one without, and every time i take a pic from lower than waist level, i wish i had the articulating screen camera.
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