I want to upgrade my point'n'shoot from a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 to something else. Camera people, please help me out.
So I've had the Lumix DMC-ZS6 for over a year and I really like it.
I love the up to 60 second long exposures for night sky shots but can't say I use that feature too much. I love the wide angle lens and the 16:9 photo capability.
I saw this deal on tech.woot for a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 or a SAMSUNG DV300F for $119 and it has me wanting to upgrade. Both cameras seem to be an improvement on my current one so I'm thinking if I like my current one I'll like either of these. The Panasonic seems like a steal at that price but maybe it was just really overpriced to begin with?
I tend to only bring a dedicated camera around when I'm doing a backpacking trip/mountaineering/rock climbing/vacation. Otherwise I use my phone (which is currently a Samsung Galaxy)
My current camera is heavy (7.2 oz with battery, sd card, no strap) and I am one of those people that weigh all their gear so both of these cameras weighing a few ounces less is really attractive to me.
I like the phone app compatibility/wifi with the DV300F but I don't know how much I'd use it. Maybe with a camera that is lighter, less bulk, and that makes sharing as easy as taking a picture on my phone I'd carry one around more? I think the screen on the front would come in really handy for doing self shots where I ruin a beautiful vista or mountain. Saving time and battery life where I don't have to try to retake a photo.
I'd be interested in other cameras up to $200. I'm not sure what other factors are important to me or what I should be looking for except for what I already mentioned. The "scene" options are about the extent of the customization I go through when taking pictures.