Some point and shoot cameras have the Aperture priority and Shutter priority features but I would prefer manual aperture and shutter setting. Does this mean my only solution is to get a DSLR? I know getting into DSLR means more than a camera body and a lens. There are additional basic items I have to buy.
I am interested in landscape and portrait pictures. Unlikely to use zoom often and a wide angle lens is preferred.
I read some postings and review on Panasonic Lumix LX3. It seems a good fit but it doesn't allow me to set aperture and shutter manually (correction. I found out that LX3 has manual function). That is, I can either set aperture and the camera decides the shutter or the other way round.
My question is would a Aperture priority and Shutter priority good enough for me or I should really take a look at entry level DSLR?
I appreciate your comments and recommendation.