I just came back from Taiwan not long ago with a S3IS from canon.However, after the trip, i'm at a cross road, not sure which path should i take. Hope some experienced members can help me with my dilemma.
Having used the S3IS for the 1 month backpacking trip in Taiwan, I realised S3IS serve as a really good snap and shoot camera. Especially with its adjustable screen. I realised i can shoot at any angle while viewing the live mode on the LCD. It saved me the trouble to squat or find a high land to take an overview on a busy street. I'm really glad that the reversable screen comes in handy.As Taiwan is blessed with several scenic spots, quite a handful of Taiwanese tourists are equipped with at least a dslr. This makes me envy their equipment and at the same time, question my own. S3IS seems to serve as a good camera for snap and shoot, but then it cant seems to give me the gratification of demanding better pictures.
The most troubling is the MF button, which makes me spend a considerable amount of time having to adjust to the right depth- and a limited depth!
S3IS is my 1st Digital camera, but i cant seem to get enough.Should I stay with S3IS until i learn more about digital photography? Or should i just get green card for an entry level of dSLR. If i were to stay with S3IS, i'm thinking should i invest in some polarizer, adapter or even lenses, knowing that these equipments wont be with me for long.There is 1 thing which is bothering me that current dSLR dont have a reversable screen. I'm just too used to S3IS's reversable screen as it really save me a lot of trouble from squatting down or shooting at awkward position.
Another thought is, maybe I should attend workshops and stop complaining about my equipment. The problem is with the photographer.
To stay on with my dslr or get an entry level of D50?
Anyone care to give me some suggestions