I just purchased a Rebel T4i DSLR camera. This replaced my old Canon 10d DSLR and Canon SD1200 Point-n-Shoot. I wanted to have an all-around camera for the trip that would shoot great photo and video. I also purchased the Canon 40mm STM Stepper Motor lens. I purchased this lens for shooting video. My favorite feature of this camera is active auto-focus while shooting video, and with this lens pairing, it is top notch. The stepper motor lens is much quieter than the kit lens, so I will not need to use an external microphone.