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I'm an amateur so that's why I'm asking you ladies this question. I may have some extra tax return money after paying off some bills, and I want to upgrade. Right now, I'm using a Concord 5345z with 5MP. Its okay for a pocket-size, but I want bigger & better quality shots. My sister uses a Canon Rebel XT with 8MP and I -love love- her's... but I'm thinking I should get more MPs than that.
I don't want to spend alot of money... I won't have much leftover. But what digital camera do you recommend/use?
If it's mp's that you want, you could get the Rebel XTi with 10.1 mp's (the newest rebel - the one right after the XT), but really the XT is a great camera and you would be better off buying the XT at a cheaper price (the XTi goes for almost a thousand right now) and get some better lenses with the extra cash. YOu could always upgrade later and not have to worry about buying new lenses b/c they would still fit. JMO but as a starter the lenses are better then the small 2.1 mp's that you will get. And unless you are going to be blowing your pics to huge sizes, mp's aren't that important. I made the mistake of buying the XTi when I could have spent the extra cash I would have saved had I bought and XT on lenses instead. This is all JMO though
Kristina...if the "number" of the MP's means a lot to you, go with the XTi...but if you already know you love the XT, just go with it and save yourself some money...if you plan to enlarge any of your prints bigger then say 20 x 20 (or somewhere thereabouts, just throwing some numbers out there), then those 2 MP's aren't going to make much difference.
According to the camera shop here 8mp is more than enough to do even a 16X24 which is normally bigger than most people want anyway. Most draw the line at 10X13. So even if you want to start a business 8mp is great. If I recall, one of the leading studios here uses an 8mp nikon as their main camera. Its about a 1700 camera and the photographer I spoke with prior to ordering my rebel said the rebel was just as good, if not better due to the money saved! If you are really worried about the mp, Dell.com has the XTi for right around 800....but unless you are gonna be doing a lot of action sports shots the only noticeable difference will be the larger view screen....but I'd gladly give up a little view screen for a quality zoom lense!