Okay, I'm sure you're tired of seeing these posts, but I'm really unsure about what camera to get. So here we go...
I've been extremely happy with an S2 IS for two years of nature/bird photography. It's pretty worn out so I got a SX10 IS. To make a long story short I returned it because the quality was the same (dare I say worse?) as my old S2. A dslr seems like the only way to go now and I've been considering the rebel line. It will be my 1st dslr so I don't want something extravagant. Can anyone give a recommendation?
This is what I'm looking for:
*Good for birds/nature
*RAW & JPEG shooting
*No more than $500-600 for the body
*Good "auto" function to start out on
*VERY good for hand-held (This is what I'll use)
*Works well with high zoom lenses
*User-friendly and a nice entry level (or better)
I've been looking into the rebel XS and XSi especially. I'm not really exclusive to Canon but I realize that this is a Canon forum.
I'd really love to see some examples of rebel bird photography if you have a gallery. I'm interested in learning about the lenses too.
Thank you so much for reading. Any comments or advice are welcome. This is a big decision for me and your thoughts will really help me out.