The title says it all. I am in a situation where down the road we might want to use a camera on a regular basis and since my GF considers me the "geek" of the group I am in charge of this decision.
I been pondering on this for a few days and did some quick Google searches and here are some bullet points that personally found true.
- Point and shoot cameras are a thing of the past. Why? Because what they do and offer you can find on a cell phone and if you are really focused on top quality pictures just pick the cell phone known to have a better camera.
- If you want higher quality pictures for long or short distances then SLR is the next best thing. If I do this I am leaning towards the Nikon D3300 for I don't want something so complicated that my GF will never use it, and still have most if not all the options a SLR would offer including changing lenses for longer distances but still offers the simplicity of point and shoot cameras.
- Videos - again cell phones work just fine and SLR's work too. So no need for a "dedicated" video camera unless you want to do constant videos which reasons for that past the household I don't see us doing. Only reason IMHO is for those doing their home adult videos and that is not our thing.
That is where I am at with this for now. Any input especially from camera enthusiasts would be greatly appreciated.