Article: Digital SLR or All-in-one Digicam?|
(Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 12:37 EDT)
With the price of digital SLRs finally within reach, should you stick with the All-in-one digicam or move up to an SLR?
The digital camera market has changed in the last three years. Quality digital cameras that used to cost $500 are now available for between $200 and $300. Digital SLRs that used to cost well above $2,000 without a lens are now available between $700 and $1,000, complete with lens. The former high-end prosumer digicam that used to occupy the $600 to $1,200 range has been eclipsed, with most users interested in upgrading their digital camera now looking at either a Long Zoom Family digicam (generally available for between $400 and $500) or a Digital SLR. Why buy a high-end digicam when digital SLRs are so close in price?
Do prosumer digicams still have a purpose? What are the pros and cons? An avid photographer, I spent some time thinking about that myself. Come see what I discovered about digital SLRs versus all-in-one digicams.