Hey Lens Crew! Long time listener first time caller etc etc. Formalities aside,
Browsing through my last holiday photos taken on my iPhone 5, I've made the decision that I need to up my photography game. I've always enjoyed taking photographs, but after losing a lot of my last ones in a iCloud backup gone wrong, I've decided I'd be more comfortable entrusting my precious memories too a dedicated camera over my already overworked iPhone. So, It occurs to me; what is the better choice:
A high end P&S or Mirrorless used (Think Fuji X10, Sony RX100 I, Older member of the NEX 3/5 series etc)
A mid range camera new. (I haven't looked into this option as much but I presume the lower end Sony NEX's hit the price point)
My main purchase criteria use cases are Travel Pictures, Parties Social stuff and The Odd School related graphics work.
-Portability is a key factor. If I don't take it with me, then whats the point?
-Durability is also important and goes hand in hand with portability.
-Image quality (obviously)
-Ease of use (eg. I love the on/zoom twist lens features of the Fuji X10)
-GPS/Wifi would be nice but I understand that these are tough to come by at any price range.
-Decent video would also be lovely
Things I DONT care about as much:
-Lens compatibility (I'd prefer a one size fits all solution, I don't claim to have the knowledge on which is best for what situation and if I did get an Interchangeable lens camera id almost definitely pick the pancake and leave it on all the time...)
-Battery life (Im happy to carry a spare or go without as long as it can make a day I'm happy.
Right now I have eBay saved searches on:
Sony NEX 3/5
Is there anything else I should be considering? Thanks in advance, all.