Originally Posted by panik343
Hi, I'm currently using a Canon Powershot S3 IS. Im very pleased with it, but looking at some of the pictures on the photography threads I'm realizing the fine line between "advanced point and shoot" and DSLR. Does anyone have any good suggestions? From what I was able to gather from other threads around here the Canon and Nikkon are generally good brands. I appreciate your help.
Are you ready to step up to a DSLR? If so IMO the only choice is Nikon or Canon because of the lenses.
I have owned both, upgraded both and currently have a D200. Why Nikon? Well I think it was because I accumulated more Nikon good lenses than I did Canon. That means I got better deals on them.
Right now, I would seriously take a look at the Nikon D50 and get a 50mm f/1.8 lens to go with if you are just buying the body.
Why? It is a really good camera at a good price and Nikon is trying to replace it with the D40 which is not as good or as versitle camera. Check out FatWallet.com for pricing on new ones and Nikonians for pricing on used.
Couple of websites you need to check out.NikoniansKen RockwellPhotoNet/
If you don't want to move up to a DSLR, check out the Panasonic FZ-30 or FZ-50Steve's Forums