conpact digital vs DSLR
by RM Barker - 3/21/09 8:39 AM
As another serious amateur who recently faced the same dilemma, may I suggest that you are definitely at the stage for a DSLR.
From the 1970's I was a dedicated SLR-user and through sheer laziness and a wish for convenience I went to the film compact cameras then to compact (kindof - Fuji Finepix 3800) digital which I very much enjoyed and took thousands of pictures but got very frustrated, finally, by the lack of control. But, don't go for the lowest level DSLR's but for good "entry-level" - you won't be sorry. Check out the advice re DSLR's in Consumer Reports.