I'm in need of a camera for photography class, and I'm not to sure what to go with. Camera Kingston, our local camera shop, has listed of several different cameras that they would recommend going with for this class. 1) Canon T3i w/EFS18-55 IS - 18MP - DSLR - $669 2) Nikon D3100 w/AFS18-55 VR - 14MP - DSLR - $498 3) Nikon Dr3200 w/AFS18-55 VR - 24MP - DSLR - $649 4) Canon T3 w/EFS18-55 IS - 12 MP - DSLR - $479 5) Canon G12, 5X, manual control, eyefinder - 10MP - pro compact - $389 6) Canon SX240 IS, 20x, manual settings - 20MP - compact - $279 Please note, these are just guidelines. Does anyone have any recommendations on what camera to go with? The program I am taking is primarily a music course, though a nice camera would not go amiss. Also, is there a chance any of these cameras would be adequate for video production class? While you can rent out equipment in that class (for free), it would be useful for my picture camera to double as a film camera. However, disregard this, if the video specs are below average on these cameras (e.g. if they only film up to 720p, etc). I'm going to be doing a little research on this, but your opinions would be greatly appreciated.