Difference between SLR and non-SLR cameras
by kirkpete - 12/4/04 11:06 AM
I bought my wife a Canon Powershot A20 a couple of years ago as her first digital camera, and she has loved it but has bumped up against the camera's limits. I want to get her a substantial upgrade. I'm debating between the 7 mp Canon Powershot G6 at $700 and the 6.3 Canon Digital Rebel SLR, which costs a couple of hundred more.
I'm OK about spending the extra money if it makes sense, but I don't want spend it if it's not good value. The SLR allows for changing lenses, so she could get a very powerful zoom lens if she wanted to -- but I'm not sure she would need it.
Other than the changeable lens issue, what makes an SLR camera better than a Powershot or other point-and-shoot?