recommended DSLR model/brand for transition from point and shoot to DSLR

@sanelaze (167)
October 13, 2009 10:39pm CST
I've been using point and shoot and advanced digital camera for a long time and I want to take photography to a higher level. (Take lessons and stuff) What DSLR model/brand can you recommend? I prefer somjavascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')ething that is not too overwhelming since I've been using a digicam. At the same time, I would like to invest in a good model (i intend to use it for a very long time) that will enable me to do a lot with it. Canon 5D Mark II? Is this advisable for me? Its pretty it worth it?
2 responses
@Zenstrive (239)
• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
If you want something simple, buy Canon EOS 500D body with Canon EF-S 18-200 mm IS or Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens or the new 15-85 mm IS lens. Going to DSLR is going to a system, not just a camera. You need a body and a lens at a minimum. You may also need a flash (or speedlite) later on. If you can purchase 5DMkII, then go for it. It is a full frame sensor DSLR that can accept EF lenses (not EF-S lenses) but can go to places that are dark (like night time or museum) without using Flash. Learn about Digital Camera ISO rating too.
@sanelaze (167)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
Thanks for this info. I appreciate it. I'm considering the models you suggested. I guess investing on the lenses is just as important (if not more). Yes, that's one of the things I like about the 5DMarkII.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 12
Go for Canon 5D mark II. It is a great camera. The ISO performance is great and the image quality is superb. I found some pictures on Flickr and those pictures are amazing. The colors and contrast are great!