I started off in clubsnap helping my friends sell their cameras, but now I have been bitten by the photography bug and would like to join in the fun too.
I plan to start off small, and do not wish to lug too many stuff around (shoulder cannot take too much weight due to NS injury), so I am looking at the mirrorless systems. My budget is about $700, and am looking at getting a 2nd-hand system from the B&S section here.
I have played around briefly with my colleagues' Sony NEX and Samsung NX systems and kinda like the handling of both. I am more inclined to get a Samsung system as the price of the body + kit lenses seems to be much cheaper, and Samsung lenses are priced more competively than Sony's lenses.
Before I take the plunge and make such a 'huge' and potentially life-long investment, I would like to seek the advice of all the experts here. Would Samsung be an OK choice, or should I stick to the more established Sonys? Of couse, my collegues who use the Samsung NXs say that the Samsung bodies and lenses are of equivalent quality as compared to the pricier Sony (and Panasonic) ones, just that Samsung tends to be cheaper as it is still not that established in the camera world, but of course nothing beats hearing from the experts here.
Many thanks in advance.