06-29-2015 05:27 PM
06-29-2015 07:00 PM - edited 06-29-2015 07:00 PM
06-29-2015 11:10 PM
The T5i has 9 cross-type points.
The T6i has 19 cross-type points.
But none of the Rebel series bodies can shoot faster than 5 fps in continuous burst mode.
The Canon 70D has 19 cross-type points and can shoot 7 fps in continuous burst mode, but "body only" price on a 70D is $999.
If you want faster continuous burst speed, it implies your doing action photography. And if you're doing action photography you probably also need a lens with fast focusing motors (e.g. Canon lenses that come equipped with "USM" focusing motors are the fastest -- though some USM lense models are faster than others.) If your shooting with lenses that have basic focusing motors, they may not be able to keep up with the camera (the camera *and* the lens both have to be able to perform fast enough.)
06-30-2015 05:25 AM
06-30-2015 09:24 AM
I usually would agree with Scott and say check the lens first. It is almost always better to get better lenses. But in your case you need both. Bower, Samyang, Vivitar, etc, are usually inferior in quality and are best avoided. Quantaray is rebranded Tamron. But Tamron makes them to a price point, not a quality point. Some are rebranded Sigma and the same is true there also. Did you get this outfit from Ritz Camera?
At any rate it would not be the best case to use it on a nice 70D if you want the most it can provide. I am not sue the T6i is a $800 dollar upgrade over a T3. From what you stated was your goal, that is. There is no doubt it does offer better everything, however. Just how much?
The 70D on the other hand is a true upgrade as it is a different class of body altogther.
06-30-2015 10:45 AM
06-30-2015 11:19 AM
There just aren't huge increases in the Rebel line in IQ model to next model. But going from a T3 to a T5i or a T6i is going to offer some advantages in useability and IQ.
What exactly is the T3 not doing for you.
07-01-2015 09:24 AM
OK you probably do not want another Rebel.
Higher FPS and build quality will be about the same. You will get better AF results.
You probably do need to get into the 70D or something D series. Or if budget can handle it, the ultimate 7D or 7D Mk II.