I recently got the Canon 300D aka the Digital Rebel. It is the first sub-\$1000 digital SLR camera available. So far, I’m very happy with it :-). The camera is basically the same as the 10D but with a dumbed down firmware, different case, and 1/3rd less costly. dpreview.com has a very in-depth review of the camera, including a comparison against the 10D.
Technical links I think you might appreciate:
- dpreview.com, great site for digital camera reviews, and an excellent glossary of terms
- shortcourses.com, contains a wealth of information for people new to cameras. This guy could have written a book. In fact.. he has! His books complement the web site; but the website completely stands up on its own.
- Canon EOS system flash notes
- How to clean your CCD/CMOS sensor cheap . Kick ass.
- Canon zoom lens review, includes a history of canon’s past lenses
Places to shop
- B&H Photo in New York. No tax in California :-).