The Digital Rebel was my first digital SLR, which I bought back in 2003. It changed the way I practiced photography. But five years and thousands of shots later, I bought the Canon 30D, which worked wonders on my style of photography. I was planning on waiting for the 50D in 2009, but decided to go for the Rebel XSi – 450D which I got just a few days ago and have been using since then. I took around 650 shots under different conditions and using a variety of lenses from Canon and other brands. I can probably consider it as my top SLR camera and here are some of the reasons why:
The best camera to buy is a Canon, but if you do not like the price, you could find something comparable, but the picture quality, functions and features may be lees than expected. You can still compare other cameras and see if you can find something that you would like. Find the best Canon digital camera and then look for comparable cameras from different manufacturers.
The LCD viewing angle is excellent, which is probably around 160-170 degrees vertically and horizontally. The Digital Rebel XSi also has a status screen separated from, and located above, the main screen of the LCD. This arrangement works for me because I’m able to see all the settings on the back screen. There are also two features that the XSi has that used to be missing in the Digital Rebels: flash exposure compensation and spot metering. These for me are important features because they make the images more “complete” and compelling.
The Maxxum QTsi also has the vibe of a point and shoot camera because of its ease of use and auto-programming of settings. The camera has an auto-exposure feature which lets you choose among five preset modes or settings for exposure: portraits, sports, night scenes, landscapes, and close-ups. I tried out each of the modes and was able to come up with great pictures and without complications. Another great thing about the camera is that at an affordable price, you will get the 35-80mm Minolta zoom lens along with the lightweight camera. The camera is also compatible with all of the lenses in Minolta’s AF line as well as with filters and lenses of other brands.
Finding out, which is the best digital camera to buy, is something that consumers do so that they get a camera that they can use for creative picture taking or general picture taking. The camera that might be the best for one person might not be the best for another.
If you’re a casual or amateur photographer, the QTsi is a good choice because it’s affordable, easy to use, and has great picture quality.