So Ive had a growing interest in photography since I was 13 and I think its about time I bought a camera. Im looking for a digital SLR that can change lenses, at least 6 megapixels, preferablf over 2.5 frames per second, bulb to 1/4000 shutter speed, you get the idea. Ive used a canon digital rebel xt and I liked it, but I think I might go for something a bit better.
Ive been to camera shops and looked at Nikon D40's and D40X's, they both seemed good but without using them for a good length of time I dont know what theyre really like. The guy at the camera shop really seemed to be trying to sell me the Pentax K10D, mostly because Im not going pro so its cheaper in the long run because I can buy used film camera lenses, and canon and nikon have different mounts for digital and film, plus their lenses cost more to begin with.
As for price range, thats the main reason Im reluctant to get the K10d, but I think I might outgrow something like the digital rebel pretty quick, and I dont want to spend less now then more later for a new camera, I just want to buy one camera now that I can keep for the rest of my life. Im supposed to be saving for university, and I need to get a job, but Id like a camera for at least half of this season. So if the body is under $700 Canadian its a viable option. An estimate for the K10D came to 1200, and a rebel with a lens comes to around 700 I think....
Any advice is greatly appreciated.