I have so many people ask me about my camera b/c you know that it's the camera that takes such great photos.
I tell them if they are not looking into photography and don't plan on switching to manual, to not spend a whole bunch, and just get the lower end DSLR. Am I wrong? I feel as though one of those compared to my D90 on auto are about the same... I just had a friend ask me what she should get her 14 year old daughter, and I told her the lower end DSLR that are around $500 and I explained to her that if her daughter isn't wanting to learn photography, then to just get that one.
People really do think it's the camera. I mean yes, the camera on auto does take better photos than my P&S did, but I rarely use auto, so most of the photos they comment on are taken in manual.
What would you say? When I first got my camera, I was more excited in having a faster shutter speed with kids.