What's a girl to do?

Started Feb 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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gijunksage80 Forum Member • Posts: 87
What's a girl to do?

My sister insists that she wants to get a new camera because she 'takes so many pictures' that it just makes sense to upgrade. She has an old Sony P&S, and is looking into the Lumix GH2 (m4/3 format). I recommended the Canon s95 or the Nikon D3100.

For someone who is only going to be taking snapshots of friends and parties, does it make sense to make the jump to micro 4/3? My gut tells me no; it is a relatively new format with limited options for lenses, and more expensive than she needs.

I hope some folks can give me more 'ammo' so that I can convince her not to spend so much money (unless of course she were serious about photography, which she is not). Again all her use cases are of the candid variety: friends, her food (lol), parties, etc. And it will be rare if the shots ever go beyond being posted on facebook (maybe printing a dozen 8x10 photos over the life of the camera, at most!).

Lumix GH2 - $900 (body only)
Lumix GH2 w/14-42mm hybrid lens - $1,000

Canon s95 - $400
Nikon D3100 - $500
Nkon D3100 w/18-55mm kit lens - $580


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