Until recently, I've been using my grandfather's Olympus OM-2, which I found satisfactory. I'm hoping to move away from film since I recently discovered that film and photo paper is usually based in gelatin (possibly derives from cow bone/hide). I'd like to find a dSLR which can replace it. I've noticed that both the Canon EOS 300D and the Nikon D70 have been discontinued, both of which I was seriously considering.
Can anyone tell me what they're being replaced by, and whether such cameras would be suitable instead of the old OM-2?
It seems that some models are quickly replaced by others, e.g. the D70 replaced by the D70S, with new gadgetry attached. How safe is it to buy one of these dSLR cameras at the present, given that the model may soon become outdated? Would suitable spare parts, lens and memory-cards still be available?
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