|Canon EOS Rebel T3|
The camera was released in March, immediately went on back order in most places, but eventually came back into stock at Amazon. So for the best price I have seen anywhere, the camera fairy has brought me one. Now I just need to learn how to use it. It does so many things, and has so many features and options that I admit it is a little bit overwhelming. Or a lot overwhelming. But I guess the only way to deal with that is to just dive in and start playing. Which I intend to do.
As an aside, the interface with this camera is another example of how easy Apple products can be to use. The camera came with a few CDs of software for both PC and Mac. The camera's instructions talk about needing to install software, find drivers, and all of those things that I am used to having to do with a Windows based PC. I went into iPhoto (Apple's photo management and editing software that comes standard with all of their machines), checked out the Help section about importing photos from digital cameras, and it basically said "just plug the camera into a USB connection on the iMac and we'll do the rest." So I tried it. I took a few pictures. Didn't install any software or drivers. Connected the camera to the iMac. Turned on the camera. The iMac recognized the camera, started up iPhoto, downloaded the photos, asked me if I wanted to delete the photos from the camera's memory card, and I was done. It couldn't have been easier. Very very impressive.
Oh, and the photos were terrific!