« on: May 09, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »
I have the 7D and the X10 and a 5DMKII. My recommendation would be the 7D, I think it's an incredible value considering the solid construction and features, great AF, etc.
My 11 year old daughter wanted to learn about photography so I set her up with my old rebel and spent an hour explaining about shutter speed, aperture, iso, etc. and only taught her how to use the "M" setting. After a few weeks she can pretty much nail the exposure in her head or if not adjust quickly after looking at histogram. I eventually showed her how to use AV for rapidly changing light conditions but she doesn't use it as she doesn't always agree with the exposure decisions the camera makes. Anyway think it's a great way to introduce someone the "hard" way and have them find it's not that hard.