Good Evening everyone,
I am not totally new to using old school cameras, (my trusty old 35mm CanonT70 stilll holds its own); its the newer digital cameras I am not so schooled in. In my fieldwork, I have used a nikon coolpix and one or two other smaller, cheaper digitals(pentax/minoltas)--what the company provides, so I know how to use those digitals.
My dilema is that I have never bought a digital and don't really know which are really good for personal uses. I will be using it on subjects ranging from cats to outdoor gardens, stills, nature, etc...
My questions to all the digital gurus on the forum are:
1/I really want a Canon EOS digital but just can't afford a good kit right now, but I still need a camera; so...
1.a/ What is the mid-range less expensive but good quality camera, that has the range of pixels necessary for good clear photos and close-ups of small features, good details?
--I've noticed some sites only allow for photos for downloading with a certain number of pixels...does this really matter so much? Why?
2,/ Where can I go to find a good deal on such a camera? Other than a Wal-mart preferably. I really don't do e-bay; unless there are compelling reasons why I should and if I can find a really good deal...
Can any of you give me any good advice/recommendations on these things? I would really appreciate it.
Thank You in advance.