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Hey folks, looking at getting the wife a new camera for Christmas.  She really wants a DSL type camera.  Any suggestions?  A guy at worked said the lens is the number one item, so spend as much on that as possible.   It will be used for typical family vacation/holiday pictures, nothing to intense.



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Thats good advice on the lens, bodies change almost yearly with new features and upgrades. The old adage spend money on good glass not bodies applies here. As you are starting out and you gain experience you will find out the things in a camera that are important to you. At a later date you will likely move up to a more advanced body when you decide what features you need for your type of shooting. I've been through at least 7 or 8 different bodies but am still shooting most of my original lenses since I switched to digital.

I don't get hung up on brand loyalty. You will find a camera that fits you and a menu system that is comfortable to you. All cameras these days from all the manufacturers are good. What you will learn is that you are buying into a system. As you invest in better lenses you will find it difficult to switch brands because of the cost. I've said this so many times here it should be a permanent sticky! Don't invest a lot of money starting out until you find out your needs in a camera.

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