I have a T3 and like it, but I must say that for the price point the T3i is more bang for your buck. I wanted the i and got just the T3 as a gift, but it was only like $50 more. Look for a nice bundle online, you should be able to get at least 2 lenses and the camera for like $550. Also, my fiancees mom thought she was being frugal and bought us the "kit" with a tripod and bag......dont worry about those. The tripod already broke and the bag is hideous.