[font color=\'#000000\']My wife is a landscape artist (oil painter) and though she paints from nature as much as possible, would like a digital camera to help lock in light, form and colors for later use in the studio. She has been using a Nikon film camera for this, but would like to try digital.
I have some photography background, both film and digital, but am overwhelmed by the number of choices out there. I am also not really thrilled by the landscape type images (land with sky) I have been getting from my old Olympus and my newer Canon S100. With both these, the image is usually under exposed (dark), a bright blue sky is gray and in general very dull.
Can you recommend a camera that would be suitable? Criteria include 8 x 10 quality prints, good color rendition, good color latitude and roughly under $1000. Used is okay. I've been considering a used Canon D30.