Hi there guys,
I am planning to get my first camera, preferably a DSLR (I also never owned even a normal digital camera before lol apart from cam phones. Budget probably <$2k. Going to dubai soon and want to take some great pictures and also for future use of travelling etc. Video function would be a nice addon as well. Purposes are to learn more about photography, lighting shots and try to achieve some professional shots and benefit me in my work of computer graphics world. Any great cameras to recommend? I think I have a few choices to choose from: Nikon D90, Canon 50D, Canon 40D, Canon 450D. What do you professionals recommend and what shops should I approach to get my cameras for best service, warranty and price? Heard a few good ones like MSColor, Cathay Photo, Alan Photo?? And I think of the few choices, only nikon d90 provides video am I right? What you recommend better for future options like addon lens or obselete technology etc.
Sorry if this may sound stupid but is it possible to trade in an existing canon powershot tx1 for a canon dslr?
Cheers guys! Much appreciated for the help and this forum is amazing. I believe I will learn a lot from here.