I've had a Minolta DiMage Z1 3.2mega pixel camera and it has served me well. It was time for a change though. So after reading lots of reviews and looking at lots of blogs, I decided that a change was definitely in order.
So what have I learned? Well, this next picture says it all. I would never have been able to take that picture with my Minolta. All my pictures are straight from my camera and not doctored in the least.
So do I think it really matters what camera you use? Oh, absolutely YES! If you just take a few pictures here and there then by all means go for a point and shoot type camera but if you take lots of pictures then a Digital SLR is the right choice. I could tell the difference from the moment I took the first picture with my SLR.
Point and Shoot type cameras are more economical and easy to carry but a SLR takes the picture at that same moment. That doesn't mean I will not keep my Minolta. I love one feature on my Minolta that the SLR's don't have and that is being able to take video clips. All cameras serve a purpose. Now I can't wait to go on a nature day trip to use my camera.