Summary: I've had this camera for a while now and paid 1200 new over a year ago to have this lens with it. The lens is ALMOST the same quality as some of canon's high end lenses. The lens is ACCURATE, quick and sturdy.
Pros: Sharp pictures, fast, great lens
Cons: The start up time is slower than what I'm used to with my nikon
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
Summary: I tend to over research everything. Almost to the point of crazy. Simply put, the camera will fit you like a glove and grow with your willingness to learn. Or? If you want to leave the camera on full auto, you can't lose.
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: With the T3i about to launch the T2i will only slip down in price. You can read about the differences/up-selling of the T3i's benefits but, unless an articulating screen/Live View finder is a necessity... the T2i will get the job done and for a great value. And facts are facts - $ is $ and for my money the T2i fills the need as a back-up. The T3i will cost more.
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.
Summary: Works great with Sandisk Extreme III class 10 memory. Makes a big difference in buffering time. I can have it on burst mode for like forever without the camera tiring.
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).
Summary: I had a T1i 18-55mm before this and I was very happy with it. This one, with 3 more megapixels, 1080 @ 30 fps video, higher resolution LCD, extra zoom (18-135mm lens), improved metering system, etc.... is like getting a $1900 camera at a bargain price. I've spent several thousand dollars on cameras and PC parts from Newegg over the last decade, and this is my first product review.
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: I've shot some very nice video with this camera, the only advantage that a DSLR has over a standard handheld camcorder is the lenses, so use that to make your footage look that much better. Go out and purchase Canon's 50mm f/1.8 prime for around $80, with the 1.6 crop factor of an APS-C sized sensor, it's the equivalent of around 80mm lens on a 35mm full frame camera, great for portrait photography and close ups in video, can also be used in very low light situations if...
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.