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Old 11-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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I broke my Rebel XS and now need some help! I am very novice with my camera, I got my first DSLR about 18 months ago... the EOS Rebel XS. LOVED it. I dropped it and broke it a few weeks ago (UGH). I sent it off to Canon and they want over $300 to fix it - and haven't been able to tell me what is wrong with it. I have decided that for that kind of money, I'd rather just replace it... but I'm finding that you can't buy the XS anymore. I am looking into the T3.... I want something similiar to what I had... anyone have any words of wisdom? I'm just a mom who uses my camera for fun and scrapbooking my kids events/lives... and of course, taking pics at Disney!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Call Canon and ask about their loyalty program. It will allow you to trade in your broken camera for a discount on your purchase. It might help you save some cash.


If you loved the XS then the T3 would be the logical replacement for it. You'll find the basic operation of the camera will be pretty much the same (I don't think they changed the button layout much at all between the two). And you will gain an increased ISO range that has less noise.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Call Canon and ask about their loyalty program. It will allow you to trade in your broken camera for a discount on your purchase. It might help you save some cash.


If you loved the XS then the T3 would be the logical replacement for it. You'll find the basic operation of the camera will be pretty much the same (I don't think they changed the button layout much at all between the two). And you will gain an increased ISO range that has less noise.
The cameras available through the Loyalty Program are refurbished cameras. I have used this program successfully several times for our P & S Canons (Yes, I am a Pentax DSLR shooter!!). I wouldn't be afraid of a factory refurbished camera because they install new parts and do the latest upgrades. I have recommended this service to several Canon shooters and all had positive experiences. They usually will give you several choices of cameras at varying costs and you get to choose.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Call Canon and ask about their loyalty program. It will allow you to trade in your broken camera for a discount on your purchase. It might help you save some cash.


If you loved the XS then the T3 would be the logical replacement for it. You'll find the basic operation of the camera will be pretty much the same (I don't think they changed the button layout much at all between the two). And you will gain an increased ISO range that has less noise.
The cameras available through the Loyalty Program are refurbished cameras. I have used this program successfully several times for our P & S Canons (Yes, I am a Pentax DSLR shooter!!). I wouldn't be afraid of a factory refurbished camera because they install new parts and do the latest upgrades. I have recommended this service to several Canon shooters and all had positive experiences.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Others have beaten me to the punch. I was going to mention the Canon Loyalty Program, too.

The CLP offers an additional discount on a refurbished Canon camera when you turn in a broken out-of-warrantee Canon camera. Cameras reported to be available via the CLP are:

Canon XS with 18-55 IS Kit Lens - $319.99
Canon T1i - $332.79
Canon T1i with 18-55 IS Kit Lens - $383.99
Canon T2i - $383.99
Canon T2i with 18-55 IS Kit Lens - $447.99
Canon T3i - $479.99
Canon T3i with 18-55 IS Kit Lens - $543.99
Canon 50D - $562.69
Canon 50D with 28-135 IS Kit Lens - $665.09
Canon 60D - $639.99
Canon 60D with 18-135 IS Kit Lens - $831.36
Canon 7D - $1,087.20
Canon 5D Mark II - $1583

Check out this link, which is to the Canon USA online shopping page. It's specifically the link to refurbished DSLR cameras. Not every camera on this link is available via CLP, but it will tell you if a refurbished version of one of the cameras listed above is currently in stock.

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs...10051_-1_29252

Another hint for the Loyalty Program, you only need to turn in the body of the camera. Keep the lens, keep the battery, keep the charger, keep the memory card. If they don't work with the new camera you purchase, you may be able to make a few bucks for them on E-Bay.

When you're ready to buy, call (866) 443-8002 and select option "2" for the CLP. This is the only way to purchase - you can't do it online.
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I broke my Rebel XS and now need some help! I am very novice with my camera, I got my first DSLR about 18 months ago... the EOS Rebel XS. LOVED it. I dropped it and broke it a few weeks ago (UGH). I sent it off to Canon and they want over $300 to fix it - and haven't been able to tell me what is wrong with it. I have decided that for that kind of money, I'd rather just replace it... but I'm finding that you can't buy the XS anymore. I am looking into the T3.... I want something similiar to what I had... anyone have any words of wisdom? I'm just a mom who uses my camera for fun and scrapbooking my kids events/lives... and of course, taking pics at Disney!

I'll agree with the other posters, look at the 'loyalty' program for the better deals, -- and don't get the T3, instead get something with more features like the older T2i, T3i, 60D, etc.
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i'll agree with the other posters, look at the 'loyalty' program for the better deals, -- and don't get the t3, instead get something with more features like the older t2i, t3i, 60d, etc.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Thanks all! I liked the T3 because it's similar to what I had and really liked.... I don't really need all the advanced features, or know how to use them... but I will consider it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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Thanks all! I liked the T3 because it's similar to what I had and really liked.... I don't really need all the advanced features, or know how to use them... but I will consider it.
you may never use the advanced features but the pricing on the T2i (550D), T3i (600D), etc. make those models a much better deal. Especially if you ever plan to shoot sports or use the video function
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