Help me buy a camera!!
I've been wanting a new camera for a while, anyway. I have had a couple recommendations from friends, particularly for a Cannon Rebel, so I am thinking about getting one of those. I went to Best Buy with a photographer friend to play with the cameras, and took some pictures with different ones.
I liked the Rebel pretty well, and have since been soooo overwhelmed when I try to buy a used one online. I don't know what all the package needs to include, I don't know how important all the numbers are, I don't know how much is a good price! I've only tried eBay and have not had success. I've heard Adorama is a good place to buy used cameras... any other ideas?
I know there are a lot of photography buffs out there in the blog world, so I'm hoping you can lend some insight! How many megapixels do I really need to take good pictures? If I don't plan to switch the lenses, will this kind of camera work for blog pictures, snapshots, and the occasional pic of scenery? Can I buy a one- or two-year old camera and still get great results for several years?
A friend recommended reviews by Ken Rockwell, which are pretty cool and sound super useful, but he has reviewed soooo many cameras it's a little overwhelming. Also dpreview is supposed to be good. Again, a few too many choices...
So you can help me out by telling me what camera you use, what you think of the Rebel, and what I should know about buying a used camera! And anything else you think I should know!! Thanks so much!