Best camera for parents.....GX1/G3 or DSLR Canon T2i/ T3i

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Best camera for parents.....GX1/G3 or DSLR Canon T2i/ T3i
Sep 27, 2012

My old friend Lumix fz28 is really not up to the task to take pictures of kids inside and in low light environment, so I managed to convince the Household financial CEO (=wife) to spend some $$ for a new camera. I think I should be able to stretch the budget to $600 but not much more than that.

My heart say the beautiful lumix GX1 (but with what lens for the budget?), but my brain says DSLR. Issue is the limited budget allows me to buy a cheap 50mm f1.8 on the DSLR side, but no real fast lens on the m43 side.

Size matters of course, at least theoretically (I have to carry a diaper bag anyway), but I also have to think long term, as I am hoping to also take picture of kids sports after the initial investment.

Video, definitely a big plus for m43, is not important for me.

Any opinion for a parent around here?

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Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4) Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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