So I’m torn between two great option to replace my dead Olympus Stylus 7030. It’s over 10 years old and it’s updated version retails for @ $400 with some accessories as shown here:
The 35mm Canon Rebel I gave my ex in the 90’s was something in it’s day. The update of that one is also quite affordable for another $100 with a generous accessory bundle as shown here:
The compact design and all in one mechanics of the Stylus are alluring. It’s ability to focus clearly whether the subject requires a focal length of telephoto or super Macro without lens changes is superior. Supposedly it’s waterproof and shock resistant. Big PLUS
The Canon, on the other hand, offers even more versatility in a slightly more cumbersome product that might not be as tolerant of bumps and rough handling.
Does any one here know of any glaring flaws or shortfalls either of these camera types (point and shoot vs. SLR) possess?
I’ve spent far too much time reading Consumer Reports already.
It’s light now, so time to get out there and mix up some nutes for the DownEast 12