When at school (back in the day) I studied photography and absolutely adored it. Now I'm older and wiser I still find myself, when on holiday, snapping photos like I'm Ansel Adams of the most unimportant things. However, I really want a decent digital camera now. I recently bought a basic digital camera for around about £150 and it's just made me want to invest more money in a proper professional one. Nowdays I have no idea when it comes to cameras. back when I was heavily into photography I used manual configuration film cameras.
What I want from it is:
Good zoom capabilities
Good quality pictures
External storage capabilities (SD Card etc etc)
Multiple shot abilities (so if I want to take a photo of a rock and hold down the shoot button it'll fire out taking multiple shots/pictures rapidly
- Not the standard 'click', wait 10 seconds for the picture to store and show, 'click'.
If you can recommend a decent lens too that'd be great.
I want to keep the price affordable but realize for decent equipment you need to invest a bit of money (anything around £500 give or take a hundred would be fine).