alexm wrote:To see a real huge difference between a good compact and a DSLR then you might have to think about prime lenses or a good quality short range zoom.
For example the Tamron 18-270 zoom lens won't look as good as your compact and costs £330. It's a very wide ranging zoom and doesn't use expensive glass so the results are pretty poor when you compare it to something like a decent mid range zoom with expensive glass (the Canon 17-55 - I haven't tried any Nikon).
However both Nikon and Canon have cheap 50mm prime lenses (£80) that will produce photos better than what your compact can even on an older cheap 2nd hand body.
You need to think about what kind of photos you want to take with the DSLR and purchase a body and lens geared towards that, and arguably gear the money towards the lens rather than the body.
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