I have a Nikon Coolpix L15, it is 8MP, and takes outstanding pictures, I just took some amazing ones at Mount Rainier in Washington state.
My buddy has a Canon T3i, and I was really impressed with it, but I hate the idea of lugging it around looking like a tourist, while it would be great for me, I feel like it is too much on size, and money right now..
My budget: I would prefer to stay under $350
What I want it for: I really want to play with shutter speeds, different settings to capture some neat pictures, with that being said, I imagine it could be old as dirt and I could just upgrade to an automatic point and shoot, but I would love it all in one camera.
I'm not opposed to Nikon, but I have not done much research in the newer stuff
I have looked at the mirror less type of cameras, but when the lens is added, it doesn't fit in a pocket anymore, however I do usually wear a bookbag, so I guess this could be an option, but I really just want a point and shoot.
I need it to fit in my pocket....
I need it to have manual controls, for shutter, aperture, etc...
I would love 1080 video recording
I would prefer more then or right at 5x zoom
With this being said, I was looking at the Canon S100, but it has 30 reviews @ 1 star!! That is horrible, the pictures on amazon from S100 users are amazing, but the S95 has much better reviews, and just as good pictures, but it lacks zoom+1080 record :(
On a side note, my Samsung Galaxy S phone takes amazing pictures for a camera phone, but there actual point and shoot cameras don't seem like they are reviewed highly...
Any other suggestions?
Links for your convenience:
S95 - http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho...5+canon+camera
Look at the review ratio in comparison to the S100