Right down the road from the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, I dropped our old APS camera one too many times. May it rest in peace. This finally gave me the excuse to go looking for a new camera. We really couldn’t decide what we wanted. We wanted a digital SLR, but could we justify getting something like the Canon Digital Rebel? (A very nice piece of gadgetry, to be sure.) John Dvorak made the decision easier for us:
Should a consumer buy one of these professional gems? Maybe not, until things slow down a little. I don’t see a long lifeómeaning a minimum of five years of happy ownershipófor any camera made today. A Nikon F-series film camera was a long-term investment, but you’ll want a new digital camera in two years no matter what you buy. That said, with these irresistible cameras, you could take thousands of great pictures while you’re waiting for the next generation. It’s really a matter of how much you can afford to spend, and spend, and spend.
It looks like we might be going with a fairly basic 35mm SLR camera. I really want a digital one, but you really can’t go wrong with 35mm SLR. Except for those nasty film strips, which I hate.