I think I mentioned a couple of entries back that my trip to Pittsburgh got me thinking about getting into photography again. I have a couple of friends who have nice SLR cameras and I like the idea of being able to take really nice pictures. For most applications, my point and shoot camera is fine. It takes reasonably good pictures and is small enough to stick in my pocket when I’m heading out to some kind of social event. However, I have been frustrated by its limitations when it comes to shooting landscapes and other more specialized types of pictures. I’d like to learn how to take good pictures with an SLR and it seems like the easiest (though not necessarily cheapest) way to do this is with a digital SLR.
I’ve been looking around online at the various entry-level offerings by the big camera manufacturers, like Nikon and Canon. At the moment, I don’t know enough about SLR photography to really understand the differences and evaluate which company has the better offering. For those of you who have a digital SLR or experience with SLR photography in general, I would appreciate hearing your comments. I don’t have the money right now to go out and buy one of these cameras, but I’m keeping an eye on them for the future. Plus, my birthday and Christmas aren’t all that far away.