I have an idea of what I would like, but not sure what I should buy - advice please!

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I have an idea of what I would like, but not sure what I should buy - advice please!
8 months ago

First post!! I've been reading for weeks.

What I am looking for is to have camera(s) for my next purchase(s). I use the camera for mainly a few things:

  1. Taking family shots (baby, dog, and wife)
  2.  
    1. Baby is going to be mobile within the next few months
  3. Decent to very good low light
  4. Photos of friends/bdays at restaurants/fam events
  5. A major holiday (1x) a year
  6. We use iPhones and would imagine we are in line for an upgrade to the next version (hoping for a better camera in September)
  7.  
    1. I'm not sure how much we'll start always carrying a camera
    2. Might be habit so we stop relying on our iPhones
  8. Wife has used her Elph for years
  9. Portability vs quality – portability is important
  10. I shoot video (I'm not editing a lot)
  11. I do very little PP – but might need to start to learn

I've used a friends Canon dslr on holiday once and I found it a burden to take in and out of the bag. And the overall bulk took up much space. I'm not sure if my wife can use anything more than a point and shoot in concept. So that is why I might need 2 cameras to solve this. Hoping an Auto everything is easy.

I'm considering:

  • DSLR but size will eliminate them (SL1??)
  • Sony NEX 3n – great price + prime will allow me to buy another small P&S for the wife
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    • Bulk size of other lenses a concern
  • m43
    • GM1 or GX7
    • I like price and size
  • RX100ii 
    • Read about auto blur issues
      • 1/30 issue

Budget would like to top out at $1200. Spending less would be just fine!!!

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