I've received a lot of mail about the digital dilemma - but this one probably sums it up:
I've been reading with interest your experiences of digital. Over the past year, I've used a small P&S (Sony P71), a larger prosumer digital (Sony f717), and now a Canon 10d with all the glass. I have to say they all have their advantages, I miss the f717 for great shots out of the camera, and its flip body, and the small Sony for its "Im just a tourist" feature! The DSLR will give you the shot-to-shot speed, and I love the lack of noise, but unobtrusive its not! I keep getting asked what newspaper I work for....
Congrats on the blog, I always make a point of dropping in. - M.
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One other item of interest is that once you buy into some sort of storage media, in my case Compact Flash, you also buy into a certain brand of camera: Canon goes for CF (and similar batteries as well); some other brands are using SD cards; another brand is using memory sticks, and some only work with their own proprietary cards (certain Panasonic models come to mind). Another thing, maybe not as big a deal - is that once you "get" the menuing system of say the A75 - it isn't much of a leap to understand the Pro 1 etc. So it does give you a sense of familiarity when you stay in the same "family" of cameras.
Well - after I return the Pro 1 today (how do they get all that stuff back in the box?) -- my plan is to look at the following cameras: 10D, Rebel, Powershot G5, Powershot S60. I will also look at an accesory called the Digi Finder, and some sort of digital wallet type of gizmo such as the Nexvue. By then I should be thoroughly confused and probably will leave the store with irate salesmen following me around.