I use both T3 and TC, and generally prefer to pick up the latter. The TC is smaller, lighter but pretty well put together and solid. T3 is hefty. And more expensive. If the T4 doesn't work out, try a TC. I recently won an auction for the FS (I was after the lens that came with it). It started out with electrical gremlins. I think it was due to battery connections, because it seems fine now. It fits well in hand but I prefer the older cams.