I'm totally new to photography and trying to pick up as much as my brain can process. To get things started, I would first need to get my hands on a suitable camera and there are just so many to choose from!! =(
Since the 'best' camera to purchase pretty much depends on the owner's intended use (apart from good ol' shooting of pictures), I would like to seek the opinions of you pros out there on a suitable buy for myself..
My 'wishlist' for my first DSLR would:
1/ ability to take sharp pictures for sports photography
2/ easy availability and cheap underwater casing
3/ ability to take multiple sequential shots with just one click (ermm.. sorry, don't know what that function is called)
4/ scalability to a wide variety of more advanced add-on gadgets in the future
5/ a flip-up LCD viewer where I can take self-portraits all by myself (hehee)
6/ not too bulky and heavy for me to handle
7/ a not-so-long lag between the time of clicking and the time where picture is actually taken (ermm.. is there a proper term for this?!?! :P)
That's all I can think of at the moment .. hope its not an impossible list... Thanks for any suggestion you can offer.