less_andro, alistairg or just ANYONE who has a clue!!! Was wondering if you could please give me your opinion on my minor "crisis". Need to decide tomorrow, as I am travelling on monday morning (6am, help!!!) and the shops are closed sunday, so if I do anything it has to happen tomorrow.
Have been searching for a digital camera for a while, found one and bought it today. Rollei d330. German piece, fine-mechanics, and generally has a really good reputation among photographers. Though I got told that for the price I paid, it probably wouldn't be as high standard as what they usually do, but still better than all the others I compared with in that price class. Now electronics costs more in Denmark than in the States/UK, but just to give an overview, I'll mention that it costs 415 USD/252 GBP, and that is with a small reduction to the price.
Though, I also found an Olympus MJU 300, which has gotten great overall reviews, and is concidered a really good camera. I could get that for 523 USD/317 GBP. Wheras it in the shop where I found the Rollei costs 692 USD/420 GBP. So it is a significant reduction (both new cameras).
Now, I am not really into photography, as I've never used my old regular camera. Developed two films or so of it, and never touched it again.
But I do want a decent camera, and I would like something which will last a bit, and which will allow me to maybe develop some photography skills, as it actually is something which interests me. But still keeping in mind that I am a beginner.
I know that this is a luxury problem, but I'd still want to know what people would advice. If to stick to the Rollei, or go for the tad better, when I have no experience with photography?