I have kind of outgrown my point and shoot camera. My cell phone now does about 90% of what I need for quick shots.
So, I want to move up to a SLR, but I don’t want to have to lug around a big ole SLR. The new compact SLRs (micro 4/3, PEN, NEX, etc) seems like the perfect comprimise. For shopping parameters are:
-I want to spend under $1000.
-I’m not too worried abou the lens ‘ecosystem’. I’m going to ease into this, so I don’t need a ton of lens options right away.
-I don’t need a viewfinder.
-I’m not an advanced shooter, so I don’t need any of the super-advanced features.
I think I’ve narrowed it down to the Sony NEX 5N and the Panasonic Lumix 12.1 MP. They’re both about $650 in Canada.
I didn’t like the feel of the comparable Olympus and Canon (I’ve owned Canons for about a decade) doesn’t yet have a compact system. I haven’t tried a Nikon.
Any opinions? Am I missing anything?