"First SLR experience and good so far"4.5 starson by tjones
Pros: Much easier than expected to get started and great results
Cons: The bulk factor is difficult to get used to
Summary: I did more research to buy this product than virtually any other of my high end tech purchases. My big concern was how extensive is the learning curve in the move from just add batteries and point-and-shoot to recharging, lens selection, shutter speed and all of the other intricracies confronting the SLR transformation. I have been extraordinarily pleased with how great of a product the EOS Digital Rebel has been and how quickly you can produce great results. The big advantages are a great battery life, flexibility in settings to capture different shots, shutter speed and cool factor- - all of which counter balanced with bulk.
The start up manual for me was extremely intuitive and had me up and running in no time. The results have been high res pictures that have gotten me accolades from the experts on flickr, go figure. I am already shopping for a new lens as the one in the kit has its limitations but does do the trick for starting out.
Now, to learn some of the more advanced functions... the possibilities seem endless.