they actually take amazing photos.
what you mean "qualified enough for a beginner"?
it's a good camera for a beginner.
one of these might make you happier then.. lol
these are nice,
and you can manually set exposure times, and have more control over things than with the sony.
I dont think you set exposure times with the DSC's. but maybe im wrong.
the canon would teach you/help you learn more about photography though I think.
or the canon rebel, SLR (really sweet)..http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CEoQ8wIwAg# kind of expensive though. lol
I want one of these next though.
and still a great camera for a beginner.
It is not great cameras that make great photos.
You may find some of this site helpful:
Hmm... I wouldn't really recommend ken rockwell's site. He's got quite a bit of misinformation there. Although the part where he states the it's not the gear, it's the photographer is good for every gearhead to read once in a while
Particularly when Photokina's going on: Fujifilm Finepix X100 and Sigma SD1.. *drool*
Are you interested in just taking pictures, or the more technical aspects of photography? If it's the latter, then you might want to invest in a camera that allows *you* to take control, and not just point-and-shoot.
I have found quite a lot of very useful technical information on the kenrockwell site. I have also found useful creative direction on his site as well.
His writings surely aren't the bible of photography, though they can be very helpful from time to time, particularly for Nikon DSLR users.