Can You Still Use the Canon T3i for Video?

Are you wondering if you can still use a T3i for video in 2020 and beyond? Well, the short answer is yes you certainly can. And I’ve used a T3i for nearly every video on my channel. But if you can afford to make the jump to something nicer, now’s the time. Let’s discuss the reasons to stick with the T3i or move on.

Reasons to stick with the T3i

  1. Shoots in 1080P at 24 fps (still the standard, though this is changing)
  2. Has a flip-out screen to view yourself (aka vlog or selfie mode)
  3. Can set focus and see a live view while tethered
  4. Extremely affordable camera

Reasons to move on to something newer

  1. Newest budget DSLRs include Canon’s powerful CMOS Auto Focus
  2. Dated processor and sensor in the T3i (new options are far better)
  3. Costs have come down in the DSLR and mirrorless markets

Check out my video below for more thoughts on using the Canon T3i in 2020 and beyond.

What do you think? Are you using the T3i? Is it working for you or is it time to switch to something better?

Don’t Quit in the Dip

Have you given up on something? Already failed your New Year’s Resolutions? You probably quit in the “dip” (the worst possible time to quit, because you’re so close to breaking through). Seth Godin popularized this idea with his book The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit. Let’s talk about “the dip” and how to reach the exponential growth on the other side.

Mic Review: Blue Yeti vs $27 Mic (Plus how to podcast for FREE!)

Are you paying money to podcast? You shouldn’t – you can do it for free! And if you need a nice microphone, don’t bother buying one for $100+ when you can get a great one for just $27. Check out the video to learn how to podcast for free, and see a comparison of the Fifine Gooseneck Mic vs. a Blue Yeti Mic. Which sounds better?