What is a good starter camera to buy if I'm looking to take professional pictures?

The camera I own now is the Panasonic Z51 Lumix. I've had it for 2 years now and am very happy with the picture quality, but now I want to ask my parents for a better camera for christmas. I go to an arts school so I'll be using it a lot.

Asked By: Alyssa - 9/27/2010
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I bought a decent DSLR (Canon Xsi) 3 years ago and it didn;t really make my pictures any better. Took years of shooting, experimenting and reading to get to the point I am at today. I look back at my pics from 3 years ago and cringe. I remember being all excited because the camera could shoot 3/5 frames per second... More
Answered By: Eric Lefebvre - 9/27/2010
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CANON, has the best optics, and are very popular.
Answered By: c2a3j4u5n6 - 9/27/2010
I use a Sony Cyber-shot model DSC-H50 and get really good shots with it. Our local newspaper uses the same camera.
Answered By: Magilla - 9/27/2010
There really are no "professional cameras" just professional photographers. Having said that the high end dSLR's do make the job easier if you are convinced that your type of photography requires a digital camera. Remember you are buying into a system, new camera bodies, with new Gee Whiz features are introduced all... More
Answered By: darkroommike - 9/27/2010
First talk to your "arts school" art department... More
Answered By: fhotoace - 9/27/2010
Panasonic Lumix ZS1 ~ did you mean S<> 5... More
Answered By:  ☥♡☮  - 9/27/2010
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