I have been thinking for some time about buying my first digital SLR and trying to get back into some photography after a decade or two away.
Since I am not riding at the moment and it may be several months before I am well enough to train hard again then I may have quite a lot of spare time to fill, so now seems like a good time to buy
Not to up on all the terminology out there nor what are my basic real needs other than greater control and flexibility over a compact - doubt for example I would need 5fps or video. But would like greater control/ability to shoot in low light settings.
Also not wishing to spend really over £500 notes at the moment on a body and basic lens. So really at the intro level.
So what would people recommemd?
Is it as simple as saying your only really choice is the Canon 450D? For some reason I am attracted to the Olympus range E520 (I think it is just aesthetics) - but I know Canon and Nikon have the market pretty much sewn up (80% ish between them) and provide more choice in additional lenses.
And I have been told lens IS is better then body IS
There are some new Canon models 500D and Nikon 5000 becoming available soon but their RRP are several hunderd pounds more.
Any pointers or tips?