I'm a student on a tight budget..and am looking to upgrade my current Lumix FX 36 to a more professional camera since I enjoy traveling and don't want to waste good photo-taking opportunities on a point-and-shoot..
I won't be looking to upgrade to powerful lenses at least for the next 5 years since I'm pretty broke, and am actually already quite satisfied with what my friend's Nikon D40 had to offer when I saw his photos.
I'm currently deciding between getting a Nikon D60 or the Panasonic Lumix LX3..I'm a girl so naturally I don't like the idea of carrying around a bulky camera, especially if I'm traveling in nature parks like mountains/hiking trails.
But I heard the D60 is pretty light so I'm hoping to give it a chance. My budget is about $800. The only reason why I'm considering the LX 3 is because it's small....but since the D60 only costs a bit more than the Micro Four Thirds..I'm a bit hesistant..
Based on my situation, would the LX3 or D60 be more 'worth it'? Also, any places to get good deals for the cameras I've mentioned?
Much thanks in advance!