Looking for a new camera

I'm looking to upgrade my point and shoot camera to a DSLR. The things that are important to me in the new camera are:

1. high megapixels
2. something that is fast - high fps as well as good quality
3. good image stabilization
4. no more than $800

Basically I'm looking for a better camera to take photos of my 2 year old daughter. She is lightening fast therefore I need something that is equally fast.

Based on my criteria above, what recommendations to you have?


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New Camera

Any DSLR camera will do the job.

For the best pictures, get down to the same level as the child.
That usually means, on the floor.


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New Camera....

I don't think you'll do better than to purchase a Nikon D3100 w/VR 18-55mm lens. You've got 14 mp, great Image quality, 3 fps burst shooting (should stop any child as far as action goes), and good ISO range, and, a lot less than $800! I think they're running around $649 - $699 now at most dealers. Make sure that you get the VR lens, as the stabilization is in the lens. You might even have enough to buy a longer telephoto zoom for outside shooting! I've got a friend who just got one and she is ecstatic about the camera! It's that good! Hope this helps!

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