Hi all, i am a complete newbie to photography and looking for recommendations for high end prosumer cameras. Basically I will taking photos of architecture, landscapes, cars/bikes/planes, zoo. I am looking for high res photos so I can use/edit them in my design works.
My budget is around $1k though if possible would like to keep it lower since I am a student now.
Also my friends suggest its better to get a entry level SLR since the photo will be much clearer then non SLRs. I did some readings and i think the higher end compact ones suits me more than SLR. But I am open to opinions so keep them coming
Having a hard time deciding between Nikon CoolPix P90, Panasonic FZ38, Panasonic Lumix X3, Canon G11.
Many thanks in advance
*Updates: I have gotten my camera, Canon 500D. Thanks for all the replies!