Nikon 5100 or Lumix GX1?
i prefer it because you dont have to raise both of your hands up high to take the pictures like u need to on the gx1, there's a viewfinder on the d5100, plus, it looks more proffesional. Agree?
and there's the flippy screen for u to take photos on the tripod easier.
Your parents should buy you a used K1000 for $50 and spend the rest of the money on tutoring.