It depends how much it lets you determine your own settings. I'm not sure of the specs of your camera but I know some compacts allow you adjust the F stop etc though ultimately most don't have the same range as some lenses you can get with an SLR so you might not be able to achieve quite such an extreme shallow depth of field.
If you're looking for the level of control with a camera that would allow you to dictate elements of a shot such as the depth of field the only way to really do it would be to get an SLR. Many compacts are great and they're getting smarter all the time but very few if any offer the level of control you get from SLRs.
It's probably worth having a proper dig around and reading up on things but base level digital SLRs like the Canon 1100D generally start at around £400 and offer all the manual control you could ever want, they're a great place to start.
AdoredollFeatured By OwnerFeb 22, 2012Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been watching reviews about Canon EOS 1100 D and it's just such an awesome camera! I've been through a few more tutorials, and now I can totaly see why SLR are so good. Thank you very much for the advice!
I hope it is ok if I ask one more thing, What do you think of the Canon 450D? I read it is very much like the 1100D, but it is much more affordable for me. Is it worth to save money till I can buy the 1100 or is a 450D good enough for a begginer for 2-4 years at least?
The 450D's a great camera, it's actually the one I had before my current one but it's from what I guess you could call the last generation of Canon's. It's a fantastic camera all round and would definitely serve you well for a few years but there's been a lot of improvements since it was released so technically speaking the 1100D is probably a better camera on specs alone but the 450D is definitely a great camera still.
Yup ^^ I always use full manual though if you're not in a tricky lighting situation aperture priority is also great, especially if you don't really have time to be messing about trying to tweak settings.