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I am definitely not a professional by any means, but I love taking photos. I would say that the vast majority of the photos I take are of my kids and family, but I love documenting my travels and every day life as well. Most people who know me in real life will tell you that whenever they see me, my camera is almost always attached to me. That is why a great camera is so important to me. I have this great little Canon point and shoot camera that has served me very well over the years, but I have been eyeballing the Canon EOS Rebel T5i lately and I am hoping that Santa sees this and that I find one under my tree on Christmas morning.
Without giving you a major lesson in cameras, DLSR cameras are generally faster and produce sharper photos than compact (point and shoot) cameras. The DSLR acronym means that the camera uses a Digital sensor with Single Lens Reflex technology to create the image. They have interchangeable lenses, which means they are can capture great photos in any situation. DLSRs are professional cameras, so they are larger and a bit more bulky than point & shoot cameras, but totally worth it if you want to capture high-res, amazing photos!
That is a pretty sweet camera, right? I love that it can take photos AND videos, but what really pulled me in is that this is a beginner DSLR. I have never had one before, so a great camera like this one would be perfect for me to learn on.
Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.