Pros: Great Resolution on sensor, easy access to most commonly needed buttons, features normally only available on higher priced camera's New Egg shipped fast and at a better price than I could find anywhere, and from a reputable retailer that I trust.
Cons: This is not really a con but I have figured out that the sensor has the ability to record far more resolution and detail than the kit 18 - n135 lens can provide. If youhave the money you may be better off buying body and buying a better lens. I wish that the camera was more weather resistant like the 60D
Pros: Wanted to buy the Nikon D3100. Tried the Nikon out and was not impressed. Tried the Canon T2i camera out at the store and the Canon was idiot proof. The pictures just turn out great. Movement, bad light, it did not matter. So I ordered the T2i. This was my first DSLR camera and now there is no going back. With point and shoots you are lucky to get 1 out of 10 pictures to turn out decent. As I said, this camera is idiot proof. It will grow with you. Your kids are only ...
Cons: Video. If you do not buy a class 10 (30MB/s), 200x SDHC card you will have problems with using the full 1080p video. Buy it and forget all video problems.
Summary: Actually, the lighter body will be a plus to those who carry this camera with them everywhere but don't use a tripod primarily for support/stability (when compared to the 7D or up).
Pros: I had a T1i (was swiped). Got a 7D last fall. Love, love, love it! HD Video is great, stills are fantastic. Got a Rode directional mic to enhance the audio of vidz (stereo and bass). Tremendous results.
Cons: Compared to the 7D you can tell the construction is lighter. Still, unless you plan on bouncing the body like a basketball, in the real world you shouldn't notice any functional deficits as a result.
Pros: Fast startup time and decent burst mode makes this great to catch photos of my toddler. Has HD video but better on a dedicated camcorder. Solid feel. Well balanced in hand, even with 18-135mm lens. Haven't tried customizing settings yet, because the default "easy mode" is soooo good already. I researched DSLRs for a month before settling on this one. This is my first DSLR and i am very satisfied.
Cons: Lens doesn't communicate zoom distance with my vivitar flash accessory (need to dial it in manually) but it does communicate wirelessly if i just hold the flash in my hand instead of the boot (nice bonus).
Pros: Pretty much the best armature/semipro dSLR on the market at the moment. Go Google "Canon T2i review" and you'll be hard pressed to find a bad review. The 18-135mm lens does well for both near and distant subjects, pretty much making my old zoom lens obsolete in 95% of shooting situations. Love not having to swap lenses and risk dust entering the camera.
Cons: Wont fit in your pocket? Bout the only thing I can think of.
Summary: - As others have said, although the video quality is good, auto focus is wonky when shooting video. This won't be replacing your video camera. It's great to have, but could certainly be improved.
Pros: - Controls are easy to use.
Cons: - Since lens isn't USM, there is no full time manual focus - you need to switch to manual focus mode. Not the end of the world, but an annoyance.
Summary: I would also very much like a mode to shoot video without the screen on, if I've got the camera on a tripod and I've already got my shot lined up, I don't need to see it on the screen, and it would save some battery life.
Pros: This camera is cheap (for what is has to offer) and high quality
Cons: The auto focus in video mode is completely useless, and for sports photography 4.3 fps is slow.