Looking for recommendations for a modern non-DSLR camera...help me, oh photography geeks of AskMeFi!
I'm in the market for a new digital camera, after mine has gone inexplicably missing. I don't think I have the degree of interest or finance to move into the DSLR range of photography, but I am looking for something better than your average Point and Shoot.
What I want: something I can throw in my computer bag (pocketable is nice, but not strictly necessary) that gives me some manual control. Vastly prefer something that allows me to shoot RAW, as I love tweaking after the fact. HD Video is a plus. I know that no non-DSLR is going to really give me the best of all worlds, but I can dream, can't I?
Ideal budget would be less than $400, but would be willing to go up to $500 or so if it really makes a difference.
Right now I'm really leaning toward the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
, although something like the Nikon Coolpix p100
is a choice as well.
So, photographers of MeFi...what other models/brands should I be looking at? Anyone own and love either of the above? Limitations of them I should know about?