Photography is a hobby that I want to have as a "serious" hobby. I want to be that person that friends and family go to and ask if I can go to their event because they trust I take great photos but won't charge them an arm and a leg. But more so than anything I want to be that photographer that takes certain pictures and people just naturally go "oooh that's a nice shot!" I get that reaction now with my photos with my Point-and-shoot Samsung WB150F but I want to take my hobby to another level.
I've been reading reviews on the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and it's gotten some really great reviews from users. My worry is I have never owned a DSLR camera before so I've nothing to compare it to really. I hear that it's the lightest DSLR camera in the market right now which is a huge plus. My brother has a different Canon camera, I never took note of its model but I remember taking pictures for him for my nephew's Christening and I had the camera for less than 20 minutes and my arms were exhausted! =)
What do you guys think of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1? Would you recommend anything else?