Originally Posted by janzy
Not sure since you you're getting it mainly for photo, but if you plan on doing video, the T2i is much better since it can record at 60fps vs only 30fps for the T1i. Makes a big difference when you want to do some slo-mos.
Right on, right here. My t1i SUCKS for slo-mo video, i can't stand it. If you're using it just for pictures, i think you'd be fine going with the T1i, it takes some really nice photos. the t2i is an extra 3 megapixels at 18MP, and it holds the same sensor as the 7D, which is definitely a step up from the T1i sensor, but being a "novice/intermediate" photog like you said, I don't think this would make a noticeable difference if you wanted to save money.