A system camera really, something I can do something more exciting with, particularly when it comes to focus!
You won't regret buying one. At least if you have the patience to learn to use it properly - my boyfriend got one and then completely stopped photographing because he didn't learn to use it. He had had it for like half a year and still didn't know how to change the shutter speed...
On the other hand, if you do learn to use it properly, photographing becomes so much funnier. No more point-and-shoot only, every shot requires thinking. When I got mine I started out with "cheating" a lot and only using the automatic settings, but then I learned how to set them manually and everything was improved. The quality became better and I could create different "moods" in the pictures depending on light and such. Photographing was much more entertaining than before.
I use a Canon EOS 450D, and I love it - it's a beginner's camera that has every basic function and a bit more. For me it has no drawbacks, it's easy to use and I don't need anything more advanced, so it's perfect for me. I recommend it strongly, but of course you may be looking for something else. And be sure to get a tripod along with it, it's very handy when photographing in the dark. I can't believe I managed to survive an entire year without. You miss so many opportunities without it.
LN you really are such a great photographer! Same can be said about a few people in here (7SB, kari, etc) but for me yours just about stand out from the rest!
I really need to get myself a good camera.
I agree, your photos are always excellent.
Thank you. It is very, very