Newbie here and also very new to photography.
Need some advice on what camera i should get. Currently i'm eyeing for Canon 400D. Went to shops and did some test shots. I love it!!
But i'm still undecided because i still haven't tried out any Nikons. A friend recommended Nikon 40x.
Basically, i do food photo shoots. I use Macro most of the time. I do travel too, so there will be scenery shots, and i love night shots as well. For now, i'm using a very old Olympus model which isn't a SLR. To achieve a nice photo for my food shots, i needed to go to my balcony to rely on the natural light for shooting. If i were to do it indoor, it's not so nice. So hopefully with my new D-SLR i can do my shooting indoor and not rely on the natural light so much.
Budget : within 2k, and hopefully under 1.5k. My old olympus actually costs me $1.7k 5 years ago.
Some of shop assistants told me to just get a Canon G9 or a Panasonic FZ18 because i'm really a newbie.
The main reason why i wanted a D-SLR is because i love the quality they produce, and i really don't wish to upgrade my camera in 1-2 years time (if i really did get a Canon G9 or FZ18) when i wish to proceed to the higher level of photography.
I enjoy doing taking photos tremendously and wish to invest in a good camera which will last me another couple of years..
p.s : one silly question, can DSLR be brought into the water for underwater shots?