I have recently spent way-too-many hours wading through camera and lens reviews and specifications. My quest? I need a camera for basic tasks - mainly for family events (daughters wedding in December) including some video. Perhaps my cycling travels on the trails/ wildlife....
Image quality is important but budget is modest. I've discounted the compacts because of the small sensors and the compact system cams because they are above my budget of £350 (and most don't have a viewfinder) I've used the excellent site - imaging-resource.com - and seen the impact of sensor size/ ISO etc.
I narrowed things down to the Canon 1200D/ 100D and Nikon 3200/ 3300 - and I decided on the Nikon 3300.
Then yesterday, by chance, I came across a comparison of the Nikon 3300 with the Sony A58 - the Sony certainly held it's own in this review (although I take many reviews with a 'pinch of salt'). So I checked out other reviews of the A58 and compared the specs of each camera and then went back to imaging-resource to compare image quality.
So it's Sony or Nikon now!
Why hadn't the A58 figured in my top 5?? I really don't know - I missed it! But it seems to tick all the boxes.
There's a deal here (UK) that offers the Sony A58 with the 18-55 kit lens, plus Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM Lens and Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens - all for £429. The Nikon 3300 is £318 with just the kit lens. The Sony deal seems very strong - am I missing something??
Help and advice appreciated