First off i am fresh off the boat here in dslr land. All i know is that point and shoots have nothing on a DSLR and i know that dslr stands for digital single-lens reflex. Here is my situation and the reasoning behind wanting to get a dslr camera. Starting in September i will be studying abroad for a full academic year at Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. I will have about 6-10 hours of class a week and plan to do lots of traveling. I will also be staying over there during winter break and will be visiting many other European countries. I would like to be able to carry a camera on me at all times so i can document the places i travel and the people i meet. I plan to have a FLIP video recorder for videos and a dslr for pictures. I would rather not get a point and shoot as i would like to be able to take the best possible pictures. I plan on picking up some photography magazines and learning some tricks and techniques to taking photos, etc. My plan is to probably pick up a dslr camera this summer and play around with it for a little bit and get the hang of it. Learn the camera and how to take great pictures and such. Basically whatever dslr i get will be my entry camera into the dslr world. As of right now i am currently looking at the Sony NEX Digital SLR line of cameras. I like these because they are smaller than normal dslr cameras yet still take high quality photos and most importantly i can easily store in a backpack. But obviously i posted here asking for OCN's help so please help direct me in the right path to what you guys believe would suit me best.
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2/21/11 at 1:14am