Hi everybody. I know there are some photographers in the forums here so I'm asking for some help. I used to have a decent manual camera and I always liked to just shoot around with my camera. But for the first time I decided to take an actual formal school course to learn properly. The thing is I can't find my camera... So I thought it was a good chance to buy a new one. I'm not gonna be doing any serious picture taking. It's gonna be for pure pleasure (but hope to make it a serious hobby sooner or later) and later for making my grad school portfolio. So I don't need anything amazing, but I want something that I could keep and use for a long time. I'm not sure what the price range is out there for a decent camera. I'm guessing and hoping I'll spend about $400 max. Can anybody recommend some machines??
my instructor recommended the Canon Rebel, but I've also heard of the Nimon N70. I heard Nikon's are generally better cameras, but for an amateur like me, I'm sure anything would be good enough...
key point here: I don't wanna spend a fortune. but I want a machine that won't get outdated for a long time.