So I'm looking into buying a digital SLR camera, and wondered if anyone who reads this has any pointers on what to look for, or any suggestions to help steer me in the right direction.
At the moment I'm leaning toward a Canon or Nikon, though I'd consider other brands. I don't want to spend more than a thousand for the body and the lens. I'd prefer to spend a good bit less, but that's my limit.
I talked to some people at a camera store, and they didn't seem impressed with the Nikons. They recommended either Canon or Pentax, due to the quality of the pictures in comparison with Nikon. Not sure how true that is (or how noticeable of a difference in quality there is). I'm hoping to get some more info on that and ask around for more brand/model recommendations.
I have done a good bit of research on my own, and I have a couple of sites people have given me that have reviews and information about different types of cameras. I'm always looking for more info though...I'm new to all of this and don't have a clue what I'm doing. The sites I have are very helpful, but also get a bit technical for someone like me. I'd really like someone who can explain different features to me in a way that I'd actually understand.
So, if anyone out there can help, please comment or drop me a message on MSN. Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated!