okay, i am a true newbie in the world of photography. fiddled with some DSLRs before, tried all the different functions of a DSLR and decided its about time to buy a camera for me to play with.
i roamed about and shortlisted the following cameras:
a) Sony NEX-5
b) Canon 550D
c) Nikon 5000D
its going to be a camera that me and my missus will bring around when we go out, to snap photos that we like. at the moment, she has a normal digital camera, which is pretty much a sub-standard quality, but its light, so carrying it around is not so much of a problem.
while both of us are not a professional or simply said, NUTS when it comes to photography, we are looking for a camera to suit newbies to kick off with.
we are considering Sony NEX-5, due to its lightness, compactness, but we have our doubts over its pricing, 1299 buckaroos, with a pancake lens and a 18-55mm.
comparatively, a canon 550d, being a true DSLR, seems to be a okay choice, pricing is pretty much close to the NEX-5, but bulkier.
nikon 5000d? wasn't actually in my considerations until a salesperson pointed out that its 1099 and top up 200 bucks for 18-200mm on top of the 18-55mm.
mobility is a consideration, but its not a determining factor.
a) how does a camera like sony NEX-5 (micro 4/3???) stand against a more established DSLR like the canon 550D and nikon 5000d?
b) which is a better newbie camera, canon 500d or the nikon 5000d?
i am so sorry if my questions does not sit well with you guys, i am a total NOOB when it comes to camera, and is trying to learn as much as i can. a thousand apologies. i just hope i can get some opinions to help me make a more informed decision.
i went to a few shops, some say, NEX-5 is good, better than DSLR, some say, DSLR is way better than NEX-5, some say, Nikon 5000d is better than canon 550d. made me very very confused.
while i understand there is no right or wrong answers, i just hope some opinions can help in my decision making.
a million thanks in advance! sorry for the Wall-Of-Text.