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corcort

Member Since 07 Jul 2003
Offline Last Active Feb 03 2007 01:09 PM
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Point and Shoot or move to DSLR?

08 September 2006 - 06:41 AM

I've tried searching for something on this topic but haven't been able to find an answer so I'll ask. I've been using a Nikon Cooplix 5K for 3 years and have achieved some pretty impressive results. Over this time, my skills have grown but the camera has not been able to keep up and has some significant shortcomings. I've been thinking about moving up to a digital slr, but I'm questioning whether I really want to make that jump given that I'm truly not a professional, just a serious amateur.

My question is, are there some really top end point and shoot cameras out there that people could recommend and are using? Obviously I would want features like a larger LCD, live preview, manual settings, good TTL, minimal shutter lag, descent macro capability, etc. I'm just not sure I want to deal with all the additional lenses, dome ports, etc.