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Digital camera filter: I am looking to upgrade to a better camera. Should I opt for an "SLR-like" camera, such as the Panasonic FZ-30, or should I shell out for a digital SLR? [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson to Technology (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am not an expert in photography but would like to learn, so I am looking for a camera that will initially let me take decent pictures without having to adjust the more advanced settings, but will eventually allow me a high degree of control when I am ready for it.
Some of the features I am looking for right away are a decent zoom function and manual focus and zoom rings.
I would prefer to spend under $800US/$1000CDN, but would rather spend a little more now than buying an entirely new camera a year from now after finding out the current one is too limited.
If someone can point me to a specific camera, or a more specific set of features to look for, it would be much appreciated.