The website to which I am referring is Snapsort.com and it is DEFINITELY worth checking out.
Are you looking to see if the newest features of a camera make it worth switching? This website is for you.
Here's how it works:
Enter the camera body you're looking the learn more about. In this case, let's enter the Nikon D7000. It will show you all of the features, cost, etc.
|Once you enter a camera, you'll get many options to evaluate. Everything from a basic overview to lowest priced places to buy it.
Not impressed yet? That's OK. You can click on the "competitors" link and it will give you the opportunity to compare other cameras in the similar price range and with similar features---even by different manufacturers. Don't worry, though. You do not need to guess which cameras are competitors; the site automatically shows them to you for your choice. In some cases, there can be a dozen or so.
|When you choose "competitors" you will get an auto generated list of other cameras in the same price and feature range---from other camera manufacturers as well.
When you click on the "Compare" link to the right of the competitor, it will then bring you to a "summary" page where the overall results of the comparison are displayed.
|The compare feature is amazing.
I'm always on the lookout for resources to help those who trust my opinion and I think that this is a great place to get some really nice cursory information about camera bodies. Oh, and by the way, I have NO financial interest in Snapsort.
Of course, once you get a camera body, you need a lens and flash system specifically designed for up-close "macro" photography. I would strongly suggest our 2 DVD series which will help you choose and set up a camera for perfect lighting, depth of field and composition. Use the information on these 2 DVDs and you'll have others jealous when they look at your images. They can be seen HERE .
As always, best wishes.