Im sure everyone is very tired of answering p&S or DSLR and which model better for newbie without being specific. Therefore I will try my best to be as specific as possible and hope you can give me some advices.
Holiday pictures mostly - landscape & abstract, but would also like to try out the fascinating world of digital photography.
As a start, P&S function must be good in day or night condition.
Also function to allow for gradual learning so as to appreciate this art more in its manual form.
Lastly, cannot be huge. Huge and heavy means better for most people, but for me, it must be something that when I hold in my hand I won't panic.
Considered so far :
P&S is compact but no room for expansion. Have considered Ixus models but read that none has the quality of goods P&S like Fujiflim F31FD
Other option is compact DSLR. Models that I have contemplated includes Nikon D40x/D60 (small) as well as Canon 450D/E1000 or Olympus E500.
Personally, I prefer the Nikon's as they are smaller although many says they are very limiting. I doubt I will become professional any day.
Therefore based on the above, can anyone advise on whether a good P&S (which model since F31fd no longer available and 2nd hand ones have silly prices) or a entry level DSLR that allows me p&s plus more tweaking options (say D60)?
Thanks very much in advance!