Excerpt: I picked up a used T3 on you know whos list for $200.00. It had 1007 shutter actuation's and looked and performed like new. I currently us a DMC g5 Lumix MFT 16mp and really like that one. I had recently sold a d5100 Nikon. I had read the T3 was a beginners SLR. I must disagree.
Summary: The entire contents of this Canon T3i camera package is perfect, except for the tripod. The tripod materials are ok, but the construction I would not trust any camera too. Our daughter is a student at Full Sail University and this camera (and package) is the "staple" for film school students.