canon T4i LOWEST PRICE EVER, and how i picked out my DSLR

this is a HUGE deal! the canon EOS rebel T4i just dropped down to $799, the lowest price EVER on amazon. if you've been looking into a DSLR camera, this is a great AN AMAZING buy.

you can also add the canon EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens that costs $175 but save $150 with the camera purchase, so you pay $25 total to add the zoom lens onto your purchase.

buy it here:

Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens 


i just barely bought my first big-girl camera, the canon rebel T3i and i am BEYOND thrilled with it! also, no surprise to anyone, i researched the crap out of it before i finally decided which DSLR to buy, and to buy it on amazon.

why i chose amazon:
i heavily weighed amazon against costco and ultimately decided on amazon because: 
a) amazon's price beat costco's by a long shot. right now you can get the canon T3i rebel on amazon for $564.99, and costco's price is $779 – that's their SALE price! some will argue that you get some freebies with the costco bundle (a bag and a zoom lens) but 
b) by adding the zoom lens on, i got the same type of “freebie” i would have by buying costco's bundle package of a zoom lens and camera case
c) i had heard that costco's case wasn't that amazing and so i knew i wanted to pick out my own case anyway. i still haven't found one i LOVE so if you have suggestions, please! send them my way 🙂 
d) one of the biggest factors – i didn't have to pay tax with amazon. now this varies depending on where you live. if you live in a state where amazon has a facility, you'll have to pay tax. even if i had paid tax on my camera, amazon's price still would have been better than costco's!

why i chose a canon:
i emailed five different professional photographers who i highly respect and admire for their work and whose opinions i trust, and they all unanimously told me that a canon rebel was the BEST camera to buy for a beginner. they also all told me that i'd basically never outgrow my camera unless i decided to become a professional photographer (um, not happening!) and that i could upgrade lenses but investing in a canon rebel would be the smartest decision possible.

if you're looking to save a little and want a really nice camera for taking pictures of your kids, blogging, maybe some pretty shots for an etsy site, etc, the canon rebel T3i is a dream! this is the one i bought and it honestly has shocked me how incredibly clear and pretty the pictures turn out. the price is even lower right now on amazon ($564.99) than when i bought mine, but the zoom lens add-on promo is not available right now for the T3i. that said, i haven't used my zoom lens at all really since i bought my camera, so unless you're a big travel guru or will be taking lots of action shots at sporting events or something, you can probably skip the zoom lens and do great with the kit lens! you can always rent a lens too for a trip.

buy it here:

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens 

here are a couple of the pretty photos i've taken of my favorite little model since we took the DSLR plunge:
isn't she a cutie? i'm a little biased i guess 🙂
neither of these photos were touched up or edited at all. pretty amazing how beautiful these pictures turn out when you have a nice camera!
if you have any questions (not that i'm a photographer – i'm TOTALLY a beginner) but if you do have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments and i'll do my best to help.

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Why did you choose this particular model of the Cannon Rebel. I’m wanting one too and will eventually use it for sporting events for my LO but can not figure out which model I should get. Any help would be appreciated!

    1. hey crystal, i chose the t3i because it was just a little more than the t3, but had a few more bells and whistles. honestly i’ve used my mom’s t3 and sister’s t1i (just an older version of the t3i) and love all of them. i really think you cannot go wrong with a canon rebel! so my advice is to go for whatever’s in your budget, and if that means you can afford the t3i or t4i (newer version) then go for it! if not, and you’re really worried about getting the very best price possible, go for the t3 and you won’t be disappointed 🙂

      1. Thank you Corrine for taking the time to reply to your followers! Thanks for your advice! I’m positive I want a Canon Rebel but just not sure whether to invest in an expensive one bc I know nothing about photography. Just not sure if all the extras will ever know how to be used!

  2. This is an older post so I really hope you see this comment and have time to get back to me with your advice, I would really appreciate it!
    I am struggling to decide between the Canon EOS Rebel T5i and the Sony Nex 6, reading your review I would love the Canon but on social media and many social media people I follow they use the Sony Nex 6 to take their photos and they look so clear and crisp it really makes me want it! However I am unsure if this camera is appropriate for blogging??
    The Canon has better deals on kits available compared to the Nex 6, which I would only be able to purchase on (I’m in Canada).
    Do you have any advice or info that would help me pretty please and thank you!!!! – Love your blog, its the best!

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