Non DSLR Camera Recommendations/Things to Look For When Purchasing
So I apologize if this has been covered in the DSLR thread but i only did some minor searching and didn't see much relating to cameras that were non DSLRs. I know there are a lot of avid photogs on this blog and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for good cameras of the point and shoot variety, but that are higher end. Hoping there are people out there like me... I like having a camera and taking photos. I'm interested in some of these cmaeras that I've read about that have some effects built in, or that take good enough pictures that I could screw around with a photoshop and see if it takes.
So, I've noticed 3 cameras so far that seem pretty good. The Nikon S9100, Nikon S8200, and the Sony Cyber Shot DSCHX9V/B. I was leaning towards the Nikon initially but now I'm leaning Sony as I've read some better reviews of that camera. Does anyone know of these 3 are good? Are there any others in this price range/style that are comparable?
Also, I'd be curious to know what are some things to look for (generally speaking) when purchasing a camera. I know megapixels are not the be all end all. But I've read lots about exposure rates, shutter speeds, etc.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!