How's this for consumer sanctuary? Just three months ago, I listened to my heart, returned that user unfriendly Nikon to Best Buy (reason given: it won't do anything unless I ask) and exchanged it for something more approachable/self-starting: a Canon Rebel T3.
Granted, back then, I had no idea that festival submissions and broadcast quality video are being shot on the Rebel T3. Imagine how well I hid my surprise at discovering this little fact, while subbing in a high school film lab. Goes to show that corporate videographer, Michael Drebot wasn't messing around when he said, "Filmmaking is becoming cheaper all the time and so easily accessible."