If you've been considering a DSLR, but want to get in on the cheap, CNET just published a round-up of five of their entry-level DSLR reviews.
CNET's smart and sassy Lori Grunin writes:
Remember when it was common to drop $500 to $700 on a nice digital point-and-shoot? These days, with the same money, you can pick up a digital SLR camera. These aren't professional models or the very best that current technology has to offer, but for the photo enthusiast on a budget--or even the avid family photographer--they can be a big leap forward. With larger sensors and generally faster performance than snapshot models offer, these cameras provide plenty of tools to photographers who prefer a camera with more than one button. And if you save your pennies, you can increase their flexibility and image quality in the future with additional lens and accessory purchases
She's right! The highest-ranked, and second- or third-highest priced camera on the list (depending on where you buy it) is the Canon Rebel XTi. I wish Lori had included the latest version of that camera, the Canon Rebel XSi, since it looks like a very nice upgrade, but at a price of around $900, it was probably a little expensive to be considered a starter-DSLR, huh?
Meanwhile, can anyone explain how Canon names their cameras? Wouldn't you think the XSi would come before the XTi in Canon's lineup, and not after? Is alphabetical order that hard to follow?