doesn't seem much different from my 300d, lookwise at least.
Sure it looks like my 10d if thats the case. Size is the difference. Slap a sim card into it and I'm sold.
Interesting.I'm looking at picking up a Pentax K100D Super in a couple of months for my birthday. It's currently retailing at £249.99 with an 18-55mm lens. I'm leaning towards this as I still have a few Pentax K-Mount optics with my old Z-10. It's only 6.1MP, but it's a true 6.1MP and has received VERY favourable reviews.It's about time I resurrected my photographic bent.
One of the great things about the move of photography from film to digital is the leveling of the playing fields between makers. Sure, Nikon and Canon will always be dominant, but because a lot of DSLR bodies require new lens mounts it means that the old stumbling block of "limited second hand gear" with quality manufacturers such as Olympus and Pentax is removed. I think Konica-Minolta will never get back what they once had though.
Well, I've been waiting for an affordable Pentax DSLR for some time and it seems to have coincided with my upcoming birthday in July and an urge to start taking my photography seriously again. As you say, digital photography has levelled the playing field in all respects. When I had my last "serious" bout of photgraphic action, it was in the early 90's and it used to cost an absolute fortune to buy film , develop it and then print it. I ended up sticking to shooting "positive" film as it was easier to and cheaper to dev at home.Howevernow, the cost has plummeted and many financial restrictions have been removed. The computer is now your lab, and software is now your chemical process, and with apps like GiMP, even that is free now.Our galleries are now online, we can show our work to anyone and bugger about with it to our hearts content.I know a guy at work who is a semi-pro, but, by his own admission, his skill lies more in manipulation in Photoshop, than it does capturing the source image.