To my sisters horror my nephew has expressed a desire to get a dslr.
Nothing wrong with that of course,only thing is, is he will be 11 on Christmas eve (unfortunate birthday for him
(We all missed out on Christmas dinner that year
) and my sister has doubts as to wether he is old enough to appreciate/ take proper care of it.
She is considering a film SLR ,as there are several flaoting around in the family now unused of course. This would a "proof of concept" if he can avoid destroying, or mislaying it, or loosing interest he may be very lucky at some point in the future.
I have my doubts as to this approach
He already has a 3mp digital cmera ,compact. I suspect he thinks the camera will do all the work
I was thinking thar a copy of photoshop might be more fun from his point of view . Instant gratification, learns about the digital side of things. His Dad has a 7mp compact so quality is ok for large printouts.