dear all "old birds"
i'm interested in replacing my 35mm for a digicam (yes finally!) and needs your kind advice on what to buy.
after saving up for this for mths, i now have around 1000 bucks to work with and am specifically looking at sony cybershots. yes, i'm quite a "sony" person and am not deterred by the expensive MS. also, i'm not trying to work my way up to a pro so i dun think i'll ever get SLRs and all that.
after some preliminary recce, i'm thinking of getting the p72, p92 (coming soon), f505v(any advice on second hand here??). regrettably, f717 is out of my budget.
the p72 is kinda like my minimum benchmark, after reading some reviews on it, i'm quite impressed with its value for money, and its picture quality is supposed to be not bad. correct me if i'm wrong, but if i'm only interested in taking pictures of up to 4R, i dun really need more than 3 megapix? if so, then i will rule out the p92.
as i'm new to this, i wonder whether the so called manual controls of the f series actually warrant the extra price tag over the p series? i mean, i only have little knowledge of shutters and aperture controls and i'm not sure how the f series will make photos much better?
okie as you can see by now... besides knowing i need nothing more than 4R pictures, i'm pretty lost on the rest and am not sure whether my money will be well spent!
pls pardon my ignorance and tell me whatever you know is best for me! thank you all.