Ok, heres my background - i travel often, love to take lots of pics.. can take hundreds of pics of places i visit, people, landscape etc. Also, i show dogs, and wanna take better pics of my dogs, shows etc [http://sgdobermann.tripod.com]
i been using point and shoot lately.. until it kept getting busted. i do enjoy taking pics, but loved the compactness and convenience of the basic compact digital cameras. i was last using a samsung i5, and it is giving me problems now.
so, am thinking of moving up.. to a better camara, and also one which i can travel with. yes, i know i cant put a dslr or anything bigger than a compact in my pocket, but i can sacrifice some convenience for better hassle free pic taking..
i guess i can still carry a small bag with the camera inside?
so, now i have to decide fast... between a 2nd hand, but excellent condition E500 with the 14mm lens for abt $500.. or how abt a brand new Panasonic FZ18? was even considering the canon ixus 860i.... then thought perhaps best to 'move' up to a better camera?
what would u guys suggest, advise?>
for travelling about, taking all kinds of pics, dog pics, and even learning more on taking pics and using a good camara.. for now, i dont wanna invest in the more expensive Nikon, Canon etc. and also want something thats light and decent sized to carry aorund..
Thanks for any advise, great to join this forum.