Hi all~ newbie here (i guess u can tell from me posting in newbie section =x)
I am in kinda dilmenia here. I always had an interest in photography but never had the moo-lah to spend on it.
Finally, the light had dawned and money had been saved...at last.. But i am faced with another issue.. Prosumers or micro 4/3.
Digital DSLR is out for me at the moment, too heavy to lug around .. Prosumers and Micro 4/3 like the GF1 seems to be more suitable.
At the moment I narrowed down to the following
Prosumers :Canon G11, S90, LX3
Micro 4/3 : Panasonic GF1 (okay was aiming GF2 actually but not in market), Olympus Pen series
Yes.. I can hear people thinking ..depends on what you want and budget/feel.. All feel similar to me at the moment all have is pros and cons.. How I wished for a mixed and match camera in the markets.
- Wonderful image quality
- portable (DSLR are much heavier)
- allows for low light situations
- Easy to make manual adjustments (which both prosumers and micro 4/3 fits)
- Swivel screen (benefit though not a must)
- no specific favorites but I prefer to take landscapes/night shots..
Prosumers are attractive coz of their lower price (but certainly not by much), lots of manual modes to get started on.
Micro 4/3 : give muchhhhh better image quality, more expensive and bulkier (interchangeable lens though not a very big factor as of yet)..
In short, what would be better to get start on ? As price narrows between Micro 4/3 and a prosumer like G11, i keep wanting to get a micro4/3 but.. then wonder if it is like playing music to a cow ...for a newbie to get such a pro camera...
Any input? Somehow I think choosing what camera to invest in seems a lot much harder than choosing a BF or husband...*sigh*