Great, you contacted CameraLabs on your quest for a satisfying DSLR!
I'm sure you'll be astonished, what a DSLR can do for you even when you consider how far the compacts have evolved in the last years!
Obviously image quality (I.Q.) is at the centre of your interest. Let me tell you: I was running around with some decent Sony compacts and never thought that DSLRs could give me any benefit. Unitl I met the Nikon D80 and was sold on the jump in I.Q. that you can get out of a DSLR.
But most of the I.Q. depents on the sensor of the cam and the lens - not the memory cards
So if you're really into some serious improvement in I.Q. consider the cameras that are tested here at CameraLabs without regard to the memory type.
But fortunately, time and again, Nikon bodies and optics turn out to be very hhigh quality gear and they (D80 and D40(x)) take SD(-HD) cards. So you can kill two birds with one stone: Get astonishing I.Q. and (re)use your SD-cards - if you buy Nikon gear. But this fun is starting at 700EUR upwards
So you better think about your budget...
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