I've always appreciated stylish photography, and taken some very lucky pictures (luck, NOT skill). I'm at a point where I think I need a new hobby and so am looking at cameras. Bear in mind I know jack about apertures, ISOs and lenses - but am happy to learn.
I looked recently at a few cameras, starting at a bridge - but have been advised that I would VERY quickly get frustrated at what a bridge lacked against a DSLR.
I then saw the Samsung Galaxy camera, which intrigued the panoramic, time-lapse, instant-upload, app side of me - but it's really just a point-n-click with Android (still considering one as a day-to-day camera).
Then Samsung debuted the Galaxy NX - a compact camera with all the above from the Galaxy, but interchangeable lenses and more manual control. Unfortunately the price tag of £1299 coupled with it still not being a true DSLR has put me off.
I should probably say what I like:
- Night shots of cityscapes
- Long exposure shots
- Tilt-shift and focus-effect shots
- 360 panoramas
- Time lapse movies
- Interestingly lit shots (eg sun from behind clouds - a scene I found amazing in person in Florida, but my point'n'click just couldn't capture)
Now, I'm under no impression that I'm going to be any good within a month - but I do believe I will enjoy learning. I just have no idea where to start. I probably need a DSLR, would prefer (having lost some very important shots before) something that can upload over wi-fi, maybe integrate with phone for remote shutter and so on. Bit lost really - my budget isn't huge (nor should it be for someone who is tentatively looking into this?).