In my 6 month (or so) search for a new digital camera, I have pretty much narrowed it down to 2 choices....
A digital SLR, namely, Canon Rebel XT.
A high end Point and shoot, namely, Canon S5
Every time I think about it, I end with a different conclusion. It's really been frustrating. So, in order to help clear my head, here is a pro/con list for each of them. Feel free to chime in with your opinion on which I should choose.
-Nicer camera in general
-professional looking pictures
-ability to upgrade who camera with a new lens purchase
-about $150 more just to get started
-new lenses at least $200/piece
-the trap of always needing (wanting) some new accessory
-too nice to take to the beach
-switching lenses around
-have to get a new camera bag
Canon S5 Pro's
-costs less (I could get it this weekend)
-fits in my old camera bag
-great zoom with the attached lens
-face recognition (great feature!!)
-takes up less space on my computer per file
-has a video setting with audio
Canon S5 Con's
-not an SLR :*(
-it will probably be outdated in another 4 or 5 years
-not the rebel.....
ok...now I'm more confused than ever!! Someone help me!!!!! maybe I should set up a poll or something. Just feel free to leave a comment and chime in! I welcome all opinions, criticisms etc. Thanks.