Camera Wanted


So I’m looking for a good camera. I’ve got a little Canon Powershot, which I love for day-to-day picture taking. But I want a nice SLR. It’s something I’ve been wanting for a while, but Silke and I are planning a nice vacation in July, and that seems like a good excuse to buy one now.

I’d like the opinions from the peanut gallery.  I know a lot of Gnomers are photonuts.  I do want a decent camera with interchangeable lenses.  But bear in mind that I’m a total n00b, so I want something that’s going to be fairly easy for me to use.  And I don’t want to spend too much.  If the price tag has four digits, it’s too much.

I’ve heard good things about the Canon Rebel.  Thoughts?