|Unless you are this guy you will never have any problem spending or splurging.|
Now off we go.
First in line are the point and shoot (P&S) cameras these suckers got better and smarter in the past few years when they first came out from the assembly line. As I write this article I watched a video demo of Canon's new Powershot G1X and sweet mother of pearl it is one hell of a compact camera to die for (because it has the biggest camera sensor in a P&S) but sadly these babies are targeted for the professional photographers, advance hobbyists and to people loaded with money.
P&S cameras are great for your day to day use without having to bother camera settings and such, if you are the type who just want to capture photos and post it online then P&S is perfect for you and as its name suggest all you have to do is just point and shoot.
Here are some of the many P&S cameras that you should take a look at:
|Canon Powershot Elph 300HS|
|Canon Powershot S100|
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78|
|Sony Cybershot W570|
M4/3s are perfect for everyone but it comes with a hefty price tag specially to the lens. Its great because it is light, compact and can deliver great quality of photos. If you are the type who packs light and always on the go I highly suggest you to get a M4/3.
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3|
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3|
DSLRs tops the other two types of camera mentioned here in terms of images quality, control, durability and of course pricing but this piece of equipment is for those people who is really serious in taking up photography not just a hobby but also as a craft.
*The ones listed here are entry level cameras meaning these are not the top of the line cameras because those types of cameras can literally buy you a new car.
Remember at the end of the day, no matter what camera you use to capture your photos it is just another gadget and will be obsolete in a few years but your photos won't. So do not beat yourself up if you don't have that camera with hi-tech features instead go out and shoot till the shutter gives in.