Hello all. Long time reader, first time poster here on the forum. I don't know if this has been asked a hundred times already but if it has, I am sorry for wasting your time. But here goes. I am going to make the jump from my point and shoot Canon Powershot SD1000 up to a DSLR.
I have my eye on a couple different options. One of them being the D3000 for a couple reasons. First its a little bit cheaper and since this would be my first DSLR I do not know that I really want to blow a lot of money on it just yet. Secondly, the idea of the guide really intrigues me. Since I would consider myself a newb in the DSLR world.
So some of my questions are:
Is the guide on the D3000 really worth it? I have watched some videos and read a few reviews and they all seem to be pretty positive. Or would it just be better to go buy a good Beginner book and start with that and just go up to a higher end DSLR?
I know I might get flamed a little but one thing that nags me about the D3000 is the lack of video. I know, I know, go buy a video camera if you want real video, but for someone that does not have a video camera and honestly would probably use it pretty sparingly it might be cool. However I do not think video will sink or swim completely whatever direction I go.
So if you have an extra minute and feel like commenting, I would very much appreciate any input you may have to offer. Once again sorry for asking the same question that a lot of new people probably have.