Help finding a digital camera around $400-$600.
January 19, 2014 1:51 PM Subscribe
Looking for best quality photos in a reasonably small package.
posted by melamakarona to Technology (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Hi, I am looking to upgrade from a small point and shoot (Sony DSC-W320) since we just had a child. That camera is not so great in low light and there is often a lot of distortion near the edges of photos. I don't need something that small, so was thinking of a mirrorless. Basically, my priorities are: 1. quality of photos, especially indoors in somewhat low light. 2. Ease of use. and perhaps a decent auto mode, though I'd welcome having some more control at times. 3. ability to turn of shutter sound. 4. small enough for travel, but need not fit in pockets.
Things I don't care about: touchscreen, wifi
I tend to take photos of people and a bit of landscapes and such when traveling, but not sprinters or other fast moving objects. Final bit of info: I am in Germany and prices are a bit higher here but there are some good deals . I've been looking at the entry-level Sony NEX 3NL (which happens to be discounted here), the Olympus PEN series (most of which are too expensive for me). Frankly (if it's not already clear) I am not so sure about whether it is better to get a higher end point and shoot or a lower end mirrorless. Thanks