Hi everyone! I am a complete newbie here who is planning to get my own DSLR after being influenced by the pictures here! I had initially considered a prosumer camera but changed my mind after reading reviews on them and feel that they aren't what I really want.
Hope someone will be able to answer my questions!
1) Having a exhilarating number of models in the market now, I am really torn between a few of them. Namely Nikon's D5000, Canon's 500D and also Sony's a300. I am really not familiar with the technical terms. But from what I've found out, these are the entry level DSLR right? Do you guys think these few models I've mentioned are suitable for beginners? Please also state other models which you guys want to recommend.
My budget will hopefully be below S$1,200. Pictures I will mostly take are landscapes, portraits and will definitely explore other areas slowly in the near future!
2) I've saw the price list that they separated body only and and kit. What is the difference between these two? Does the kit means it includes lenses? If so, if the kit essential for newbies like me or is the body only sufficient?
3) Where would be a good place for me the try out the above-mentioned cameras? I've been to some electronics stores but seems like they don't have any on displays for us to try out? Preferably some place where I can try them out own time own target and do not need to trouble the sales person as I can get very indecisive.
4) I've also learnt that most pictures need to be edited to make it "perfect". Can anyone tell me if those softwares have to be purchased separately or do they come together with the camera I will buy?
I'll add more questions when I've thought about them. Thanks all for the time!