Buying a new camera

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  1. B&W

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    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and not sure if this is put in the right section but here it goes... I am currently using a canon powershot sd630 and looking to get a professional camera, or more professional than what I'm using now. I'm taking outdoor photos but only have a $1000 limit for a camera. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
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    I am not sure how long you have been taking photos but if you wanna save a couple bucks and stick with canon, the XSI would probably be just fine. You could buy just the body and get a nice lens with your leftover cash. I am assuming you want to upgrade to a DSLR. If you want to stick with P&S, the G series is awesome.
     
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    Thebeatles is right. If you do think about going down the SLR route, it's not just the camera, but you also need to buy a decent lens to go with it. The main two brands are Canon and Nikon, and both make excellent slr cameras.
    I'd recommend getting a second hand slr, the Canon XSI (EOS 450D) would be a good one, or the nikon equivalent would be something like the Nikon D80.

    Then get yourself a nice lens, this depends mostly upon what kind of photos d'you want to take. If it's landscape photography, a nice wide-angle lens, e.g. Canon 18-135mm.
    If it's nature photography, maybe the Canon 70-300mm IS.

    Hope this helps

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    Thank you very much for the input and advice on the cameras. I've always been a canon fan and most likely going to get the xsi. Thanks again for the information on not only the cameras but the lenses!
     

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