Summary: The market for "entry level" and "mid-level" DSLR's (digital single lens reflex) cameras is crowded, and not helped by Japanese manufacturers' penchant for loading their product line with revisions and new versions, all on the market at the same time. Choosing a camera that works for you, while wondering what to spend is a difficult task.
Summary: It's nice to have everything that's included in this package. I found out that the quality of the items isn't the best, but it was nice to have it all when I was first starting out with the Rebel camera, not knowing how serious I would be with this hobby. As time goes on, and I upgrade certain things about my camera/accessories I slowly get rid of the items included in the package. The camera is amazing, everything else you could get by without.
Summary: I am very happy with the camera. The video and picture quality is excellent for the price point. The tri-pod included in the kit is substandard by far, thus the 4 stars instead of 5. One item not included is a harness, but a friend gifted me one so that I could take videos with a smoother result. Overall, I am very happy with the product, I had hoped that all items included would match the quality of the central purchase of the camera.
Summary: I absolutely love my camera, and this package was perfect for me. The 55-250 lenses failed on me, however canon fixed the problem. Now what I need is to invest on very nice lenses, those are the expansive parts. I can take amazing pictures with this camera, shoot great videos. Does more than what I need it to do.
Conclusion: I just received this camera yesterday and right out of the box, I have been able to shoot professional-grade photos. The controls are very easy to use and the body is very lightweight. My only suggestion is to invest in lens with better zoom capabilities. Overall, a great investment for people looking to take their photography to the next level!!!
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, Quick Start-up time, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use