Hi everyone, I recently came across this forum while researching and I really appreciate the helpful content and all its contributors!
I'm looking to get a convenient camera with good picture quality for my study abroad + vacations and general use. Currently, my family owns some pretty old cameras: a 8mpx Olympus P/S (pictures aren't even as sharp as iPhone 5) and a DSLR, 8mpx Olympus E-500 with 2 zoom lenses (heavy, quite slow, no video, but I'm open to reviving this one if it's recommended!)
My budget is around $600, 2nd hand
I want it to be light/handy
I want to take videos
(optional) Twisting LCD
(optional) I want to be able to change lens. Thinking of getting one 18-55mm lens and one prime lens
(optional) Good ergonomics(?), I prefer to have convenient manual control
Intending to use this camera for a good…10 years?
Brand-wise I think I prefer traditional camera brands like Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Fuji rather than handphone brands like Sony LOL ok please correct me if I'm misconceived…
I'm considering the Canon EOS M which comes with a lens adapter, a 18-55mm and a 35mm equiv. at $500 2nd hand, but have read that it's slow and manual control is difficult.
Or Panasonic GF6, $450. (But honestly there are SO MANY cameras in the mini 4/3 series I have trouble singling in on one…)
So…any tips guys? Thanks so much for reading!