I currently use a Canon G10 as my stills camera. I went out the other day with the intention of photographing the autumn colours. The G10 has plenty of options however I find that I just can't trust the focus. Its using the LCD screen that's the problem and its stopping me getting the shots I want.
Its time for a digital SLR so that I can view through the lens using a viewfinder and thus see when my subject is truly in focus. I will be using it to capture general holiday pictures, scenery and people going about there business. I also want to use it at airshows and capturing radio control models in flight. I take plenty of macro shots as well.
A decent movie mode would be useful should I be without my HD camcorder for some reason but will not be my main source for video.
On a previous camera I had an LCD screen that could be folded out and angled which I found ever so useful for getting low level and macro shots. If I can get that as well it would be great as I really miss it using the G10.
I am the type of person who is prepared to learn whatever I have to to use the camera properly but I am never going to be using it to make money.
My budget is £1500.
I find the process of choosing a little daunting and would appreciate any advice before I go and by a Turkey.