Are You Planning on Buying a New Digital Camera?

Are You Planning on Buying a New Digital Camera?


Here’s this week’s new reader poll – are you looking to buy a new camera?

Are You Planning on Buying a New Camera?

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  • ArchiDEOS March 29, 2011 11:36 pm

    Hey guys...

    I bought my first dSLR Camera Last September, CANON EOS 7D with 18-135mm Lens Kit. And for the record, LOVE IT!!, SUPERLIKE IT!!!..nothing more to upgrade.. only for the Lens of course..Im saving for that red crown L series..lols.. well and some accesories also.. anyone who want to upgrade, CANON EOS 7D is my recommendation..great Camera..Great Image Quality..Full costumization..etc..

  • Winston August 25, 2009 10:04 am

    Update: Just purchased (at Costco) a Nikon D5000 DSLR kit with a mid-range 18-55mm VR lens and 55-200mm telephoto VR lens. Already had a new tripod and was able to use the Sky clear filters I had on the older Canon AE-1 film camera. Took lots of shots over the last week on a getaway to the Oregon coast and Portland, OR to attend our youngest granddaughter's 4th birthday. So far, the D5000 is a very nicely equipped DSLR.

  • Luke August 24, 2009 09:34 am

    I am but not for myself. I need to get my daughter a new point and shoot camera. I just got a Rebel XSi a month or so ago so I'm pretty happy with that for now.

  • Vince Stephens August 13, 2009 06:02 pm

    Richard Lai has said it all,thers's nothing to add. The voice of reason!

  • ivan hamill August 11, 2009 08:16 am

    I was planning to buy a Nikon D90 (upgrading from the D70S). Around Christmas time I priced quite a few suppliers and the best price was around £569.00. I thought I would wait to the january sales or later to see if there might be a bargain about. I'm dtill waiting - - - prices have leaped by around £100.00
    I'm now being qouted £679.00, but until Nikons prices drop, I will hold on to my money or reluctantly consider changing to another brand name i.e. Canon

  • Phillip August 11, 2009 02:38 am

    I upgraded to a a350 a year ago, mated it with the 18 - 55, 55 - 200, 70 - 300 lenses and HVL F56M Flash. The flexibility of this configuration is amazing and the robustness of the camera is well suited to conditions in Africa. I will probably not upgrade/change within the next 3 years, depending on the lure of new technology as I am a techno freak.

  • Richard Lai August 11, 2009 12:56 am

    Dear Readers

    I started using SLR camera at the beginning of 2009 with the purchase of a PENTAX 200D at a bargain price of $600 Australian dollars from OFFICE WORKS. It has a Sigma 18-55 mm lens ( as a KIT pack ). I enjoyed using the camera for 8 months now and it takes great pictures. I have been using SLR film cameras since 1975 owning Rollei, Canon, Pentax, some Nikons. I was lucky always because none of these new cameras gave me any problems at all. The reason I bought a digital SLR is because Kodak has stopped processing Kodakhrome slide films for a while and I resort to digital cmpact cameras. One thing I discovered is that more pixels does'nt mean better pictures ( its sharper or better resolution but poorer quality in terms of textures - less smooth ). So megapixels must be synchronised with size and type of sensors and the size of print you want. The Pentax 200D has everything you need for photography ( if you are not worried about lack of live view, low frame rate, AA size batteries ). Apart from that the photos came out extremely well. Professional results are possible by honing your skills and experimentation with raw, enhancing and editing in Photoshop, using HDR software etc. I am not ready to upgrade at all until the full size sensor ( 35 mm ) becomes affordable in future. What you want a camera for is to have fun - any entry level SLR today will be able to provide hours of fun, experimentation and fiddling around trying to produce professional results. You don't need fps speeds, live view, overlarge screens, huge tele lens etc. Those are for people who make a living out of photography and when the employing firm pays for the gear. For amateurs the more challeging and limitation of the gear the better unless you are the yuppy lineage who loved to brag about the gear you have and love buying or upgrading every few months on you mobile, ipod etc. Have fun with the camera you can afford and treat it as a challenge to manipulate the hardware and software you possess. Go to photographic forum to learn new ways of improving your photography. Take care, be gentle and cool and have fun with your camera and tripod. Who cares its a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus or Pentax because they are not too different at the same price range in the entry level. If you think of buying a $5000 camera then its a different matter.

  • Rahim Khoja August 10, 2009 11:01 pm

    I am fully satisfied with my D200 thanks nikon I will replace only due to the diffrence of full &half frame i like the features of D700 i like it too much if i get some mony i will buy it imigiatealy

  • Simo August 9, 2009 07:32 pm

    @Jayne, sell CS2, Lightroom and Windows. Get Linux, Gimp and UFRaw and say goodbye to problems opening RAW files :)

  • Vicki August 9, 2009 02:28 pm

    I'm very pleased with my 40D, which I've had for about 19 months. I'm so pleased, in fact, that I bought a second one as a backup a couple of months ago. I doubt I'll be replacing them anytime soon.

  • Rand S August 9, 2009 07:57 am

    I have a nice little point and shoot Canon Powershot SD1000, but I'm getting a Canon EOS XS tomorrow. I cannot wait to get my hands on my first DSLR!

  • Gilbert August 8, 2009 11:20 pm

    I wanted a Canon XSi Rebel so badly that I pillaged my 401k for the funding.A great camera with better battery life,more functions and more memory than I have.I'm shooting more in Manual mode lately and experimenting. I am filled with lust for a couple canon lenses (100mm Macro,perhaps a wide angle).To get all the bells and whistles I really want I may shove retirement out till I'm 80!

  • Jayne Johnson August 8, 2009 11:12 pm

    I love the Canon cameras, have two of them, 20D and Rebel XSI, however Canon makes it so difficult with little or no support, their new technology, compatibility with CS2, Lightroom 1.4 and opening raw files in Microsoft and downloading that I am considering selling the entire lot and going to a Nikon. Any suggestions?

  • Ces August 8, 2009 09:55 am

    I just bought Kodak C813 yesterday. I'm a novice on digicams. The reviews on C813 are not pretty bad. Let's see how far it will take me. :D

  • David August 8, 2009 07:19 am

    I answered 'not in the next year' because I just got my new D700!

  • Henry K August 7, 2009 06:47 pm

    Am intending to buy a Canon 5D MkII as an upgrade for the 40D

  • Henry K August 7, 2009 06:33 pm

    I've Canon 40D and am looking for the 5D MKII - full Frame

  • Charles August 7, 2009 11:11 am

    Am looking to upgrade from the good old Nikon D40, in the next year. So far, Nikon D80 and D90 are way in front. Have a good Canon p&s for those occasions, and an Olympus Accura View 90 so I can play with some b&w.

  • Winston August 7, 2009 09:13 am

    Follow up to my earlier post: Does anyone have knowledge or personal experience with the Nikon D5000 DSLR? Candid Pros and Cons are appreicaited to aid in decision making around purchasing.

  • Winston August 7, 2009 09:11 am

    Although the Sony Alpha A100 and other Sony products are known to be quite good quality, their downside is the proprietary parts, et al, can be quite frustrating with service ... other than Sony itself. This is why Nikon and Canon "own" the market preference by most camera enthusiasts.

  • Rob August 7, 2009 08:45 am

    Have had a Sony Alpha A100 for a year and very pleased with it. Hardly ever gets things wrong. I'd like a Alpha A700 tho. Don't ya love it when every lense you buy is "IS"? Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahhahahaaaaaaaahhahhaaa ;-))

  • Rod August 7, 2009 08:19 am

    Now I have a Canon EOS 40D and a 400D. I am waiting to see what comes next from Canon after the 50D then I will do away with my 400D.

  • Carlene August 7, 2009 08:14 am

    I had a Canon and was not happy with it. I felt it was time to go to a
    dslr so I bought an Oly e-620 as it is lightweight~! Also, wanted the
    remote control and cable release remote. Also, highly recommended
    on dpreview. Body is stabilized making any lens costs in the future
    not as expensive. Has a GREAT control panel!

  • Shane August 7, 2009 07:33 am

    I am buying a Nikon D700, but I have been really tempted to drop another couple thousand and get the D3x. What a great camera that is. Decisions, decisions.

  • MSS August 7, 2009 06:53 am

    Bought a T1i about a month back and already pitched for 70-200 F/4 IS lens today. I want to buy a full frame camera may be in couple years

  • Judy Howle August 7, 2009 04:29 am

    I got a Canon 50D last year but now I have my eye on the 5D Mk 2 in a year or so when the price will hopefully go down some. The 50D works well for birds and wildlife.

  • Simo August 7, 2009 04:18 am

    My next camera will most probably be Canon 5D mk III or whatever it will be called so not upgrading soon.

  • joann August 7, 2009 04:05 am

    Just bought a new D90 on Monday. I adore it but have a lot to learn. It's a jump up from my G10, which is only 7 months old. Oops. (I love the G10 too, though!)

    P.S. My first comment to DPS!!

  • moose69 August 7, 2009 03:57 am

    Recently bought a PENTAX K100D (body only) new at a great discounted price. Figured it would work nicely with the existing 10 lenses I used with my K series film cameras and have not been disappointed! This is in addition to a MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D and SONY alpha A300.

    I also bought a NIKON COOLPIX P60 as my point and shoot camera and have been very happy with it!!!! The best $99.00 purchase I've ever made!!!!!.

    Have been very happy with all of my dSLRS especially since I'm on a fixed income and having VR built into the camera body gives me considerable savings in any lens purchases.

  • fiona August 7, 2009 03:16 am

    just bought a new 40D, so no need to upgrade until maybe 4-5 years from now :D really satisfied with my camera's performance.

  • Paul Glover August 7, 2009 02:51 am

    I have the Pentax K2000 in my crosshairs, hopefully buying in the next 3-4 months. The money I don't spend on a higher end body will go a long way toward good glass and extra lighting gear.

  • John August 7, 2009 02:43 am

    Have been trying to purchase a Panasonic LX3 for a month. Their marketing is from the dark ages.

  • Bob August 7, 2009 02:28 am

    Just traded in my Olympus E-500 at B&H Photo and purchased a Nikon D90 from them. They were very helpful, by the way. Love the camera so far, too! Great design, Easy to use, great viewer. Got the 16-85m VR lens rather than the kit lenses. One word....Awesome!!

  • Winston August 7, 2009 02:18 am

    Hmmm, my older Canon AE-1 Programmable film camera with wide angle, mid-range, and telephoto lens are like new but now we're into DSLRs. I did buy an Olympus C-5050 Zoom 5MP in 2003 for mostly Real Estate business use (and I hardly know all its functions), but I'm wanting to move up to a better and more versatile DSLR. Although I've been doing a lot of research, the camer I'd like to get is a bit too pricey for my occasional use... an upper end Nikon with at least 2-3 lens. So, I ratched down my search to the following: Nikon D5000, Nikon D90, Canon EOS 50D, Canon T1i. Of those, I'd appreciate a practical user's opinion on the best of the best in their price range, lens and body quality & reliability, durability, affects by weather & dust, etc., and print medium quality. I have a Canon Pixma MP980 color deskjet printer.

  • Paul J August 7, 2009 02:08 am

    I own an fujifilm finepix s100fs and I have had it for a few months now. It is a good camera for me to learn on and i'm getting to grips with it. I would like to move to DSLR sometime in the future. I have been looking at the Sony DSLR as they seem to be good value.

  • MHC August 7, 2009 01:58 am

    I just bought a Nikon D90 last week. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to spend 'getting acquainted', but I love it already.

  • Sammy da Bull August 7, 2009 01:40 am

    Want the a700....but have heard its being obsolete by the a750 - but no definite info yet. Or the a850 - a cheaper FF cam of the a900. I hate making decisions...................

  • nds August 6, 2009 02:26 pm

    Currently using a 20D. Thinking of picking up a 40D or 50D when the 60D is announced.

  • Philippe Roy August 6, 2009 10:31 am

    Out with the old and in with the new... now, shall it be the 5D Mark II or the 1Ds Mark III. Does the 1Ds really justify such a large price difference (this coming from a non-sports shooter, obviously!!)

  • Dennis August 5, 2009 05:44 pm

    Hope to upgrade in a year or so but still need to learn a lot more about DSLRs and digital photography. Have a Canon 350D at the moment.

  • tigervyh August 5, 2009 10:34 am

    If I have the dough, then I'll get a EOS 500D, or a D90... alas... I don't have the dough... lol

  • David Geer August 5, 2009 08:01 am

    Hi, I own 2 Nikon D40's but find they are limited for resolution so am thinking of up grading when the moment comes however I have just had to take back to Nikon for service/check a new 35mm f1.8G DX and it will depend on outcome of that whether I will buy Nikon again or not! If the kens is not improved then not and maybe even not since I have had to take it back anyway! Never had a problem with Canon digicams and think that the S5IS is a wonderful camera with only a few limitations such as hard to take close ups of flowers, electronic view finder and more noise than the D40 but only at higher ISO. Otherwise fast lens excellent image quality due to digic 3 processor, frankly my wife takes bteer pictures with it on auto than I can sometimes manage with the D40 under aperture control or similar! If Canon came out with a Digicam with TTL and Digic 4 processor and an APS size sensor I'd be tempted to throw away my Nikon except for the lovely Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens and the excellent 55-200mm Nikon VR, oh and the kit lens for the D40, the 18-55mm is currently better than the new prime at same focal length hence why the prime has been taken into service department!

  • iamchris August 5, 2009 07:21 am

    I'm upgrading my a300 to an a700 in the next few weeks as 1. the a700 price is as low as its ever going to get. 2. i am starting a full time photography course in September, and i fancy something i can grow into.

  • Paul August 5, 2009 07:16 am

    I need opinions. I've looked at the Nikon D90 and the Canon 50D and it is a tough choice between the two. Any opinions as to which to purchase. I am ready to buy now. Also what lenses would you choose?

  • 3afsa August 5, 2009 05:56 am

    I upgrade from a point and shot to my D40 last year, so I'm still new and I have a lot to learn wih my DSLR. Also I'm taken photography as a hobbie not a job, so no need to buy new body but maybe other lenses.

  • Peter Cedeño August 5, 2009 05:29 am

    Jajajajaja, this is awesome, i have just 1 week thinking about a new camera.

    I gonna sell my Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7, i bougth a Canon 10D, i hear about this, camera, the only bad is how use EF Lens.

  • Julie Cortens August 5, 2009 05:17 am

    Just bought the Olympus E-30 so I am set for at least a year.

  • andy August 5, 2009 01:55 am

    I only have a point and shoot and I really, REALLY want the Canon 50D... The only thing I need is money. :(

  • Anita August 5, 2009 01:54 am

    I've had my XTi for about 1.5 years now, and I still love it dearly. I've been putting most of my photography money into lenses etc, so I can't see myself upgrading my XTi until I can afford to switch to a full-frame. Don't see that happening in the next year, unfortunately.

  • Peter van Kekem August 5, 2009 12:52 am

    Actually, I'm looking for a new one for my mother ;)

  • Ian August 5, 2009 12:20 am

    I looked at the Canon EOS 1DS Mk III but opted for the lighter 5D MK II, plus I saved myself nearly 4 grand!

  • Grateful11 August 4, 2009 11:29 pm

    Just bought a new Canon SX10 3 weeks ago, so far I'm very please with it. Until I learn more about all of its function I see no need for someone like me to move up to anything better. I've always been an Auto setting kind of guy but I'm ready to learn more about all this photog stuff.

  • Porkchop_Express August 4, 2009 11:24 pm

    I've been craving a D90 for quite some time now. Right now I am on a Fuji s700 P&S and I borrow my in-laws' Fuji s100fs, on occasion. If I had the cash in hand, I'd order the d90 today. Alas, I have to save up the old fashioned way, which means no camera for 3-6 months.

  • Alison Dodd August 4, 2009 11:23 pm

    Since October last year I've owned 4 new cameras (oops).

    I got the Panasonic FZ28 first but I felt I would outgrow it pretty quick and once I'd spent some time reading up on the technology and terminology I felt ready for a dSLR. So I sold it.

    Then came the D40 in November 2008. I had loads of fun with this, taking it everywhere, trying out the different settings, getting used to manual shooting and carrying around a bigger bit of kit. Then went to west coast America for 3 weeks on honeymoon and took some great photos (even if I do say so myself!). I was really disappointed when I got home though and realised the limitation of the 6MP for enlargements.

    So in June this year I bought a D90 (still got my D40 as backup). I feel like I've got lots to learn still because its such a big jump from D40 but it's fun and I don't find the extra size and weight a problem.

    Oh, and in April 2009 I bought a Panasonic TZ7 to replace my old Canon IXUS 800 as my compact camera. My husband uses this a lot and I take it with me when I can't carry the D90 for some reason.

    Needless to say, I won't be buying a new camera in the next few years! I won't, I won't, I won't - or I will have some tricky questions to answer from my husband. New glass though, that's a different matter....

  • Tolstoy August 4, 2009 11:19 pm

    I have a Canon !DS Mk2 a 40D and numerous lenses from 10 to 400 focal length!!
    On impulse I purchased a Panasonic Lumix G1 - The resulting images from this small camera are outstanding.
    ALL the other cameras are now relegated to the store cupboard -
    The G1 has two lenses 14 - 45 & a 45 - 200. In 35mm terms 28 - 400!!
    It's capable of superb A3+ prints - even when the original file is cropped!!

  • Pete Langlois August 4, 2009 10:46 pm

    My Nikon D50 has been serving me well for years now and it's time to upgrade. I've already placed my pre-order with Hunt's Camera for the newly announced Nikon D300s. The big thing for me is the SD card support. I have tons of SD cards and will be able to use them in the new camera.

    I don't think I'll be using the movie mode while cool, I already have a Canon HFS100 1080p camcorder for recording video.


  • mahanthesh August 4, 2009 10:45 pm

    2months back i got canon sx200is point and shoot camera, I am happy with it.

  • walkman August 4, 2009 10:24 pm

    I just bought a canon Ti1 2 weeks ago, so I counted that as now. It replaces my first gen canon digital rebel. I wonder if I can get anything on ebay for the old one.

  • Eric Mesa August 4, 2009 10:11 pm

    I plan to upgrade from the Canon 450D to the 5D. That's why I had to say a year from now because I need time to save for the $2.6k price tag.

  • Paul August 4, 2009 09:39 pm

    I just bought a 5DMk2 a couple of months ago. Now I'm more interested in buying extra lenses. :-)

  • Corey G August 4, 2009 09:38 pm

    I got my first DLSR (450D) last Christmas as 'combined' present with my wife and she has hardly touched it...meanwhile I am at about 25,000 exposures! I hope to do a serious upgrade to a 1D and some good glass within the next 12 months and maybe pick up a bit more work on the side (already a few paid jobs with the 450D).

  • Chris Lee August 4, 2009 08:36 pm

    Got me the lovely Pentax k-7 a few weeks ago after owning the K200d for 7-8 months and am pretty sure that theres nothing besides a FF that i want in it =)
    Now to save up for some fancy glass...

  • Anne August 4, 2009 08:34 pm

    I got a second hand Nikon D50 a few months ago, so I'm using that until I have enough money to upgrade to one with more megapixels and a few additional features. I like my D50 and Sigma 18-200mm lens alot though, and now that I have the new Nikkor 50mm f1.8 prime lens, I think it'll do very well. I also still have my Canon A720is as a point-and-shoot with the CHDK software installed. Perfect for everything really. Even HDR and time-lapse. Pretty amazing. So very happy with that. But since I plan on going pro someday, I will need to upgrade eventually.

  • asuntha August 4, 2009 06:07 pm

    Wanted to upgrade my Canon 400D and I'm not very sure to switch to Nikon D90?
    Any suggestion?

  • Howard J August 4, 2009 05:46 pm

    Been wanting to upgrade from my little compact a Canon A720IS for over a year now, the D90 was a very attractive option but is lacking two key features I really want - Mirror lock up and more than 3 shot Auto bracketing. Now there's the D300s which seems to feel those needs nicely, at only an additional $500-

  • JP August 4, 2009 05:33 pm

    using a pair of 5D Mark II's and a 50D back up. I use the 5D for indoor/low light/studio and the 50D outside. I'm not particularly happy about the sharpness of the 50D but beyond that, it performs great. i can get 1/320th out of my sync speed, 6.3 FPS. the ISO quality above ISO 800 isn't particularly a strong point for the camera but I guess thats why I use the 5D

  • Indra August 4, 2009 04:54 pm

    Finally bought a full frame camera, none other than the 5D Mark II.. gosh, I sure hope that the jump is not too fast :P Full Frame World here I come!

  • Pascal Parent August 4, 2009 04:24 pm

    I have Canon EOS 400D and I am spending the little extra I have on good lenses, maybe an EOS 50D next year purely because of it's frame rate that would be helpful in both wildlife and sport photography. And maybe a compact for portability.

  • MeiTeng August 4, 2009 03:51 pm

    I am using Canon 450d which I bought just last year. Still learning how to use this camera and will not be looking into upgrading over the next few years.

  • Heather August 4, 2009 03:42 pm

    I've had my Canon EOS 400D for nearly three years now. While finances are tight, I'm currently concentrating on buying good glass, and when I can afford it I'll buy the 5D MkII body to match it.

    I'm not sure what I'll do with the 400D. It'll probably stay in my bag as a standby camera, like the PowerShot G9 is now.

  • Omar August 4, 2009 03:12 pm

    I bought a Rebel 1000D/XS some months ago and sold it last week. Was going to get a Nikon D5000 but the recall issue has put me off, and the D90 option seems expensive. So I'm in a bit of a situation here now with no camera. Whatever happens, I want something with video

  • Beckygtx August 4, 2009 01:12 pm

    I have a Sony H9 and really want a DSLR. Nikon or Sony? Hmmm. Anyway, hopefully soon!

  • xurnix August 4, 2009 12:05 pm

    maybe next year.

    I'm saving to get Canon 5D M2. Maybe its m3 next year :)

  • Jordan August 4, 2009 12:04 pm

    I have an old Konica Minolta 5d it works perfectly fine, and I have no complaints or additions I would like to make to it. I'll be using this camera till it falls apart!

  • Peter August 4, 2009 11:08 am

    @ Juju

    I own the Nikon D300...the D300s just came out as you may know... the D300 is an amazing camera with incredible features in my opinion... you'll be able to grow into it.

    do not make the mistake of buying a Cannon 40D or even a 50D, Nikon D90, since those are cameras you will learn fairly fast(6months to 1 year).

    As I mentioned once, this is my opinion, and my experience. I bought the D90 a year ago and learned it very well(gave it to my wife). Then I realized an upgrade was needed, bought the D300 and it is definitely a good camera... should last me a while...

    You will grow into it if you decide. Research, research, research is the key...dont make the same mistake i made...


  • HamHock August 4, 2009 10:54 am

    I currently own a Nikon D40x and a Canon Powershot G9.

    I won't be buying a new point & shoot until there are more cameras of this size available which feature CMOS sensors. The megapixel race within this segment as become absurd, and the resulting issues of excessive image noise have relegated many of these cameras to "outdoor/bright light only" cameras. Shame.


    I won't be buying a new DSLR until the technology used in the current high-end professional DSLRs trickles down to the enthusiast ($1,000-1,500USD, body only) price range. This will probably take less time than I think.

    I have to problem using the same equipment for years.

  • Steve August 4, 2009 10:39 am

    I have a Digital Rebel XT and am looking to possibly get the rumored 60D, depending on the features it has.

  • Andrea August 4, 2009 10:15 am

    I just bought a Nikon D90, I love it, it's beautiful, and I treat it like it's my child. I'm obsessed!

  • Tyler Ingram August 4, 2009 09:43 am

    I'm wanting to buy a new camera body and use my XSi as a back up. Who wants to send me a Canon 50D or something to play with?

  • Burt August 4, 2009 09:28 am

    I bought a Canon 5D MK II back in February, so I figure I am set for 2 years. That was an upgrade from a Canon 5D I bought 2 years prior.

  • Alaina August 4, 2009 09:02 am

    I need to buy a new camera now. . . my Canon 5D Mark II was stolen from my house last week. The alarm was going but the thief took it with my EF 24-105 lens too. My other 5D. . . yeah gone too. Waiting for insurance to settle the claim. I'm going through total withdraw.

  • K. Praslowicz August 4, 2009 09:01 am

    Now while my trusty twenty-three year old M6, and all the people who can repair it are still alive.

  • Janet Hug August 4, 2009 08:43 am

    I am looking to upgrade from my four year old Canon 20D. I am seriously considering the Canon 5D Mark II.

  • John Bokma August 4, 2009 08:38 am

    Looking for one in 6-12 months time. I know it will be Nikon thanks to the material "quality" of the Canon A640 P&S I own (and same model I gave to my brother) I've decided to give Canon a wide berth (thin wire behind lens, dead pixels in very short time, which takes a month to have them mapped out, metal part in battery compartment fell apart. My brother has had his one in repair at least 3 times). I don't like it if a company considers it's consumer products second or even third class.

  • Juju August 4, 2009 08:35 am

    I really need to upgrade from my rebel Xti, but, i'm not sure if i should go for the T1i or for a 50D. HD video would be a nice thing, but it's not really necessary (in my case). Any suggestions?

  • Melanie August 4, 2009 08:31 am

    Yes, I am planning on getting a full-frame camera.

  • emanhaud August 4, 2009 08:14 am

    Just bought a Canon EOS XSi. This is my first DSLR and my first SLR in 20 years. Love it, but still have lots to learn

  • Maurice August 4, 2009 08:13 am

    Walter, I'm going to toss my vote in with NOW, even though I also just bought a camera. Canon Powershot A2000IS to replace my decrepit PS A510. Yeah, it's got that slow refresh and all, but ~$160 it's hard to worry too much about all that.

    One of these days I'll get a nice camera, but with the 510 going a little nuts electronically, I had to move before we're off to Italy.

  • Walter Wimberly August 4, 2009 07:53 am

    How about an option of did you just buy one? Bought a Canon 50D couple of months ago - great upgrade from my 20D.

  • mark m August 4, 2009 07:49 am

    I just bought my first DSLR, a Canon D50 last Friday! Could not have figured out which one was right for me without this site.

  • Silverzz August 4, 2009 07:40 am

    I would like an upgrade to my d40 sometime next year when I can afford it, I would also like a decent point and shoot for occasions when an DSLR is not appropriate.

  • Chris August 4, 2009 07:24 am

    I have a DSLR that is a little over a year old (a Sony A300) and it still does just about everything I need. I don't see myself upgrading for at least a year... especially since the latest crop of Sony cameras aren't much of an upgrade from what I already own.