With $400, you could get a new compact, or a used DSLR. A DSLR is the kind of camera you see professionals using. The main advantages to a DSLR are a bigger imaging sensor...the thing that records the picture...and the ability to change lenses to suit the task. The disadvantages are that DSLR cameras are large; many people can't see themselves carrying one too many places. Buying lenses and other accessories adds up quickly. You can easily spend thousands.
A compact like the Canon S95 is what a pro might carry around in their pocket. It takes pretty good photos for its size, and has manual controls, just like a DSLR. The disadvantage to any compact is that they struggle with action and low light situations.
I have lot of craze for photography .. now i am thinking to purchase a camera to materialize my craze to practical hobby
can anyone suggest me best camera available ( preferable canon ) within budget of $ 400 .. and i have heard slr dslr .. what are they actually ?
please suggest me once as soon as possible