My budget is £1000 & want a camera with movie/video recording. 70% of it's use will revolve around family/holidays & a little football/sport.
Initially I thought i'd be looking at a top end compact with a decent zoom or maybe a basic DSLR & separate lens or 2. I also want to be able to attach to a field scope (Acuter ST20-60X80)
Spent the past week reading threads & watching Gordons reviews & THINK I have decided on the Nikon D3100. (subject to a few more positive reviews) but if i'm honest i'm still a little uncertain/confused with all the info.
Ideally, I would probably just buy the body, with the 18-200 lens, which would stretch my finances a little, but at least i'd be covered for most things I'd want to photograph at present, without also paying for a smaller `kit` lens too.
Is my choice decent, or is there a better alternative camera & combination within my budget
I have some (film)SLR experience, but never used a camera with all these new electronic displaysnot so not a `serious` photographer.....yet.
This will be my first DSLR & want it to last & be able to add lenses in the future, as finances allow. (I can feel myself getting hooked already
Thanks in advance.