Good Saturday afternoon favorite blogger/photographers. Blogger is acting stubborn today so who knows if this request will post, but I'm looking for some good recommendations for a new camera and thought: who better to go to than my fellow blogger friends? I always notice your sidebars where many share the camera they use for everyday photography.
Here's my deal. I'm a very amateur photographer and got interested in taking photos as a way to remember the many wonderful trips I've taken. And then, in the past year I've started trying some nature photography. And now there's Chet the puppy to record! Currently I'm using a simple point and shoot--Canon PowerShot SX130. My plan was to really get serious about using all its features--which I don't right now--before I head out on my next big trip, which will be Russia in September. But, just this morning I decided to upgrade to get SLR (whatever that is!) capability rather than spend time learning what the Canon 130 will do because I know it will only do so much.
I'm looking at the Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR. My questions to you:
Anyone have experience with this camera? Pros/Cons? If so, do you think it would be a good travel choice because am usually on the move and don't have a lot of time to set up shots? What about its weight? Too heavy to lug around all day? Need too many attachments?
Are there other cameras in this range that you'd recommend?
Thanks in advance for your advice and recommendations. I always study your photos to see how you get the results you do. And, everyone is always so generous about answering my photography questions which makes me realize just how much I have to learn! :-) Oh, one final thing--I'll probably buy the new one this coming week so tell me what you know real fast! Thanks!