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DorianFdust on the inside? does it affect the image quality? is it actually dust or fungus? if its fungus avoid it completely
take some video of a single colored surface (are there any specs?) a little bit isnt bad but if it affects image quality thats a no go
the 60d deal would be better if the lens dust doesnt compromise quality, and the shutter count isnt massive
anything else it comes with? extra batteries, cards etc?
stupendous-manI want a camera to take better videos and photos than my GoPro and iPhone. I also don't really want to sacrifice a lot of my free time for messing around with my camera. I know that is kind of backwards for someone buying a DSLR but I am basically looking for a really nice point and shoot that also takes great video, and these are what I'm considering. I want to use the camera mostly for filming ski edits with a basic stabilizing rig and taking photos of cool things that I see. Which of these two would be better for a beginner DSLR? My budget is $800 currently, hoping to get a good overall setup.
I can't really see myself upgrading the body for a while, just buying lenses where necessary. I'm looking at a new T5i on Ebay with the Canon 18-55 STM lens for about $500 versus a used 60D from a friend (he is the second owner) for $800 including a heavily used Tamron 17-50 and Canon 28-135 (both have a lot of dust and stuff on the inside). I will be buying a wider lens no matter what, probably a Rokinon 8mm.
I'm currently leaning towards the T5i because it is cheaper and seems more lightweight and beginner friendly (the 60D has much nicer lenses but they are both pretty dirty). The T5i also has better video auto focus than the 60D- will this make much of a difference when filming skiing?
Here is the T5i from Ebay- its about $150 cheaper than the same setup on Amazon, no clue why
EDolloStoneLet me tell you what I know. I skipped the T series and went straight to a 60D. The T series is marketed to beginners but it quite complex in my opinion. All buttons have multiple functions and it is like a puzzle learning how to use it or even changing settings. The 60D is well layed out, far more durable, and has more buttons/dials so you dont have to fumble through settings to use simple functions.
THe 60D is far more versitile and you will be much happier with. And the Tamron is a decent lens but the 28-135 is a dumb focal length to use, you would be better off picking up the 60D and then buying an 18-55.
uturnwhy don't you just get a high end point and shoot
DorianFthe t5i has a touch screen, making it far easier to navigate than the 60d
RW_VisualsExactly that way it does everything for you and you will get great quality. If you don't want tk deal with exposure, white balance and everything just get a nice point and shoot. They are good quality anymore.
stupendous-manTook a few shots in with the 60D in bright light today and there is definitely some visible shit on the lens. Not terrible, but still noticeable. Also shutter count is 19k. Can anyone speak on the improved autofocus (its called hybrid AF i think) in the T4/5i compared to the 60D? Some reviews are hyping it but Im not sure if it actually makes much of a difference