Many years ago, I was into serious photography and did my own B+W developing. I still enjoy photography immensely and revel in what digital post processing has to offer. I could never have dreamed of the possibilities when I was developing and fixing 30+ years ago.
But to the point of my post – the front end. Way back when, SLR’s were the way to go, unless you had the means to afford quality large format cameras. But now, I’m finding increasingly that my Nikon DSLR never comes out of its camera bag, preferring instead to use my (now four year old) Lumix superzoom, or even cheap Kodak point and shoot, which I carry with me most of the time.
There is no question there is something very satisfying about the feel of a good quality, weighty DSLR, but they are simply too unwieldy when compared to the current crop of very accomplished SZ’s.
The only downside of the SZ to my mind, is the limited control when compared to the DSLR, and the shot capture when you press the shutter. The only thing that I would use the DSLR for now is long exposures, and “catch the instant’ (sport) photography.
It’s time to upgrade the Lumix, and I’m leaning towards another Lumix or the Canon SX40. It would be a slam dunk for the Lumix if it had a fold out screen, a feature I find very appealing and useful.
Anyone here a SZ fan, and what do you use?