Originally Posted by unleashed
So for my last comment on the subject, I'll just say: Point & shoots take very good pictures with no skills required. They're cheaper, and yes lighter. So what is it your wife wants to do? Just do some shots of family for a scrapbook? Do some work worthy of framing? Does she want to control whether the picture...say of a truck (since it's a 4X4 site) shows movement or just freezes in the frame? Does she want maybe sharper focus on some pictures then others? A little less light. Or my personal favorite: paint with light. How much control does she want over her camera? Is it going to be an occassional thing or a hoby? If you go with the DSLR, and she takes a class or two....the pictures won't be good. They'll be awesome. Again, my unasked for opinion. You know what they say about us ladies, we all have an opinion and we believe everyone has the right to hear it!
She wants to take photography classes and start her own photography business, weddings, senior pics, ect.