Hi guys, as per the thread title, I'm wondering if I should get a DSLR (e620 in particular), and assuming the consensus is yes, would it be a good time to buy now with Photokina looming in September?
I've been wanting to learn photography with a dslr since three years back, but it was pretty expensive back then (~$1.5k brand new) so I ended up with an Olympus SP-570UZ instead. While I quite liked the camera colours and functionality, the weight (4 AAs x2 for spares), focusing speed, and ISO capabilities (or lack of it) made me want to bring it out less and less, to the point that I've only brought it out less than 3 times in the past 6 months, and only for family gatherings.
Then came the e620, which I thought was a very good dslr for me - small, swivel screen, Olympus colours, no need to keep track of differing crop factors or lens mount... but I couldn't justify buying it when I know my prosumer has been gradually reduced to sitting around and "growing mould".
So now, on the brink of a dying photography interest (am considering selling the SP-570UZ after my next family gathering), I wonder if I should buy the e620 to push myself to renew my interest? Excuses such as "bulky and heavy, lazy to bring out", "no time to go practice or go on group shoots", "expensive to buy and upkeep" still looms large on my personal radar, which makes me think that maybe I should just give it up altogether.
Any advice or past experience to share?