my camera broke.
i have to send it to texas for repair.
fortunately, it's still under warranty.
it's going to be gone for a minimum of 2 weeks!
(nothing like being forcibly detached from yet another thing
from which i need to detach.)
also fortunately, i have been very graciously given a loaner camera.
of course, i don't know how to use it.
that i can rectify, since i've already downloaded the manual.
ok, enough whining.
i've been vacillating about getting a better camera for a while now. guess this is my chance to make up my mind. there are just so damn many ways to go. doing the research has just confused me even more. pixels, sensor size, lenses, cost, memory cards, dust cleaning, video, batteries, battery life, etc, etc, etc. then there's all the stuff about which i am more or less totally ignorant, and likely to remain that way, lest my head explode.
so any suggestions or guidance would be greatly appreciated. please, chime in.
or just tell me what to do!