Summary: This camera model was purchased for my teens as an entry into photography. It is compact, light in weight, and loaded with functions that will likely delay their understanding of photographic principles. It captures RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG. If you have any intent of digital darkroom work, RAW format is essential. It also captures HD video at 60 fps.( I suggest you use Serif software for the HD editing.
Summary: Image quality is good and the control is not dificult. The lens was not expensive and has some options. Is not a perfect camera, but for the price was the best buy and increase a lot on my photos. It's a good camera.
Summary: I love this camera. It's image quality is very nice and this camera is a perfect camera for a hobbyist picture taker. It has many built in features and it can take up to 7 shots per second. This is in the same class as Nikon's d5100 I believe, and It performs much better in my opinion.
Summary: This camera is really really nice. I have been using it about a month now and it has performed flawlessly. With the included 55mm lenses I have taken photos of friends and mountains. It is fully automatic and allows for complete user control of settings. Its supper fast when shooting fast subjects (birds) and also shoots full HD movies as well. It has a nice feel to the camera and is solidly built. I spend hours reviewing this camera and the Nikon 3100.
Summary: I had quite a good point and click that had manual options that I was just starting to learn. I am no expert at all but decided I wanted to upgrade to try my hand at better photos and also movies. I found that my previous cameras were too slow to capture my dog before she moved and that video was not good quality. This camera arrived 2 days ago and I am so excited.
Summary: I am totally impressed with this camera. The pictures I have taken just in the auto mode are absolutely superior to what I was taking before. I have yet to learn all the manual functions this camera offers, but the few I have resulted in very clear and interesting shots. Great bang for the buck.
Summary: I am more into videography so i had to make a switch to Canon. The picture quality with the kit lens is amazing. One neat feature i liked was convenient button for video right by the thumb. You can shoot video at any of the modes selected. If you don't plan on color correcting the videos it's great but it lacks functionality for lowering the contrast and sharpness to be able to make greater post production adjustment.
Summary: If you are thinking about the Canon T2I/550D, do not get the 550d! Get this amazing product. If you are getting this for video, it has automatic auto focus. It is also VERY good with photos with 16.1mp.
Not better than a point and shoot or iPhone in some respects.
David Zamula "Sham wow", Amazon
10 April 2012
Summary: While this camera is easy to operate and smaller and lighter than most DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, the picture quality is deficient in one major area: color and exposure. An Apple iPhone 4S will produce better images in many cases. If you are taking pictures in high contrast situations, the colors will be washed out and muted. In other conditions the colors will be steely and dark if there is a broad dynamic range.