Originally Posted by CASHxMONEYxMIKE
So the T3i is something above average to start with, and can only get better with interchangeable lens's
I wouldn't say it's above average :P It is however one of the best beginner DSLR camera. It was between the Nikon D5100 or the T3i for me. I went with T3i because the D5100 does not have manual exposure in video mode. And because Nikon lens usually cost a tad more than canon lens. However FYI the D5100 has a better sensor which means it has higher image quality if all you will be doing is picture. However the difference is not that important unless you're going to be printing your picture in BIG print.