New Digital Camera Advice

My four-year old Canon Powershot S100 is on its last legs. It’s corrupted 3 different compact flash cards in the past few months, so it’s time to get a new digital camera. I am definitely looking at one of the new pro-sumer SLR cameras, but do not know which one to get. My budget, including a single lens, is around $1000.

I’ve been very impressed by the Canon Rebel and some of the Nikon SLR’s, but don’t really know what to get. I’ll probably end up with the Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT, since it gets consistently high ratings and is within my budget. But what digital SLR do you have and why do you like it?

My goal is to start taking more photos. I know how to take good photography, so I don’t need one of those point-and-shoot cameras that does everything for me. Most of the pocket-sized digital cameras are like this, which is what I want to get away from so I can start experimenting more with long exposures, different light settings, etc.

Bonnie and I are getting married in January in St. Croix, Virgin islands so I’m looking to buy in the next week or two so I can have time to learn the camera.

I also do not mind buying second-hand, so if you are looking to unload a digital SLR that is less than two years old, let me know.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at November 12, 2005 02:34 PM