"very good intermediate DSLR under 1000 dollars"3.5 starson by zhjiln
Pros: full manual video mode 1080P variable framerates,
clean images up to iso 1600
amazing high resolution LDC screen,
great battery life
DOF preview button
decent burst rate i achieve 3.9FPS (10 shots in 2.57 seconds)
Cons: 18-55mm kit lens is so-so,
hand grip is too small,
penta-mirror (dim viewfinder)
cheap plastic feeling,
no top LCD info screen
pixel density isn't good. 18MP is unnecessary
Summary: the rebel T2i doesn't get it all right due to the dim viewfinder, cheap build,
noise issues beyond iso 3200 due to cramming 18MP on this sensor. and lack of top LCD info screen.
The excellent video mode is a great redeeming factor and thus a good buy over the 50D, barely.