If you’re still not sure if photography is your hobby you can opt to buy a starter camera. Before I would suggest the cheapest camera I know: the Canon 1000D as a starter (if you’re really really low on budget) and it was quite a good starter considering the price was close to a point and shoot camera and yet it had the capacity to utilize all lenses provided by Canon.
The new Canon 1100D is a starter level DSLR with some really basic features. The good thing however with this starter level DSLR, at a low price you can actually get some rich features. Among the highlights of the Canon 1100D are the following as listed in DPreview.com:
- Superior 12-megapixel image quality
- On-screen Feature Guide
- Creative Auto and Basic+
- HD video capture
- ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
- Wide-area 9-point AF system
- 63-zone iFCL exposure metering
- 6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen
- Use with all EF and EF-S lenses
Another thing to note is that the SD card slot is no incorporated with the battery slot. (kinda like a digicam) Personally I still would’ve wanted a separate slot for Memory cards.
Is this the Nikon D3100 competition? Let’s wait and see if this will actually take a good hit at the Nikon D3100. I was impressed with the Nikon D3100, let’s see if I will be more impressed or not by the Canon 1100D.