I have a 13-year old granddaughter who loves capturing her cat, dogs and bunnies. She is very special, and a special needs young lady.

If anyone has suggestions between whether to buy Canon or Nikon I would appreciate it. Any other suggestions, lens (zoom) filters, etc. would be very appreciated as well. I notice that a lot of great captures are made on either brand.

Michael Louis

Just noticed this. I assume you have already got a camera for her by now. If not, what is your budget and does she lean to portraits of the animals or action shots ? Will the photography been primarily done inside or outside during the day with natural light ? What type of camera has she used before ? Has she read any books on photography ?