How much is the samsunng one? And is samsung a good brand camera? Does it cause alot of problems?
2) AF - autofocus
3) Mirrorless camera - most Point and shoot camera such as G12, LX5 etc are mirrorless, some of the interchangeable lens camera are mirrorless such as the PEN series, NEX etc.
Some of the camera do not autofocus when you take movie and you need manual focus, but I believe for most mirrorless camera they do support autofocus during movie taking.
And of all brands of camera... none will give you much problem if you know how to use them correctly... and there are no best camera around. It all depend on your needs. All brands of camera had their own pro and cons, and there are no more pro then con or more cons than pro.
That is one reason I asked you to go down to the shops and had a feel of the cameras, see which one feels right for you.
if TS needs a swivel screen, the Sony Alpha A55 is a good choice. though it flips down below not above
This way, you actually get a camera you like, you learn more, and do not get a reputation as a "needs to be spoonfed" person.
To make things easier for you... list the things that you want your camera to do,
1) Swivel LCD
2) Take good pictures (I presume)
3) Able to take HD video
4) Have good AF in movie mode
5) Weigh is not an issue
6) Able to change lenses (?)
Well, with the above mentioned, you can go to the shops and give the salesperson this list of items that you would like your new camera to have... then let them showcase what they have.
A few camera came into mind that fit these requirements,
1) Sony SLT57 (don't have swivel LCD, but can flip LCD up and down) - around S$1k though, so depending on whether you are ready to fork out that money - might do good if you check out the second hand market.
2) Canon G1X (around S$8XX, abit more expensive than your budget though)
3) Canon G12
4) Panasonic G3 - should be more than 1k, might do good if you check out the second hand market.
5) Olympus EPL3 (no swivel LCD, but can flip LCD up and down).
6) Sony NEX-5n (no swivel LCD, but can flip LCD up and down).
7) Panasonic FZ150 (superzoom camera - which mean it had a lens that can extend to a long focal range)
Of course there might be others, but the above seven cameras are what came over my head (after I took a slack in my fxxking work).
I even got lower than e quote cos i forgot to bring de quote n rembr a wrong price. The guy sold to me at my name price. Turn out to b lower than their e quote lolOriginally Posted by DigitalCamera