Hi!, for us we have a Canon 7D and they are more work but the results are phenomenal. We bought a few photography books and mags to pick up some tricks and take advantage of the camera's manual!! Hope this helps :)
There are a few sites online where you can rent cameras & equipment which sometimes is helpful if you're trying something new. Camera specialty shops do too. I'm obsessed with my new Cannon G12 since being purse-able was key for me. -Emilywww.thethreebiterule.com
I want a DSLR also. Hopefully soon!
Your comments make me smile!!