hi all. i've finally put my foot down in getting myself a decent camera to satisfy my photograpghy needs. have been into photograpghy for a few years, which my diploma had many modules on, and have helped out in a handful events as a photograpgher. so, i sort of know the very basics of photography, and wish to learn more from a decent camera.
basically, the 2 aspects which i wish to use my prospective camera in are:
outdoor shoots which include outing with friends, etc, and a little of night scenery.
macro shots. i know it's not the most popular, but i'm really fascinated by them. i have an aquarium at home and i'd love to be able to capture better shots of them. also, outdoor close ups of plants and every other small things would be my favourite subjects.
the 2 cams that have had me interested are the 550D and g11/g12. a dslr and a semi pro. based upon these 2 factors, which do you think will satisfy my needs? or rather, would a dslr outperform a semipro so much that it is a must over the semipro? i've never used them before, that's why i need you kind advices. haha.
thanks in advance!