Buying a new digital SLR camera can be very frustrating, especially if you are upgrading from a point and shoot camera and do not know the difference between an aperture or an ISO. To choose the one that would suit you, you have to understand that DSLR cameras are much trickier in their manual control than the point and shoot camera, and you need to know exactly what you need from your DSLR.
If you’re making your first steps in shooting with a digital SLR camera, it would be advisable to spend some time doing some good online research on prices, and available options for beginners. You may need some tutorials on the manual settings, and you will need to understand lenses and how they work.
You can start with a more basic DSLR, with a lens kit of 18-55mm, and gradually upgrade to a more powerful lens, and then buy a flash gun and equip yourself with a tripod.
I have gathered some of my favourite video reviews and tutorials and some other resources which will help you to better understand digital SLR cameras, and help you choose one that would suit your skill level, needs, and budget.
Shutter Speed Tutorial
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D and Nikon D5100 compared
Review of Nikon D3000
Review of Nikon D7000
Sony Alpha DSLR A230 / A330 / A380 reviewed
Other useful resources
CNET- Best digital SLR cameras for beginners
Digital Photography School- Nikon D5100 Review by Barrie Smith
Lifehacker- DSLR Manual Settings Tutorial
Digital Photography School- An introduction to DSLR Lenses
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