Nikon D5100 vs Canon T3i for son's college classes
He is in a visual communication program (won't be used for jumping), and will be taking photo and video courses this year. 2 obvious choices are a Nikon D5100 or Canon T3i that will satisfy both photo and video requirements.
Specs: DSLR photo camera with hot shoe Must have manual focus, shutter speed and aperture control Must have manual white balance control Mic input availability (Mini-Stereo or XLR)
Questions: 1) It seems that you have to get an expensive video camera that meets all of those requirements, but I'd like your opinion if you agree or not. This is related to whether it is better to get a separate photo and video camera. His instructors have made it clear that either of the cameras mentioned would be good.
2) Does either camera have a better reputation for reliability/durability?
3) Any other contributions or considerations I haven't thought of would be welcome.
(This post was edited by sundevil777 on Jul 31, 2012, 2:44 AM)
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