Wasn't sure if I should post in this forum, or in the Beginners one, so if this is the wrong forum I apologize in advance. I'm currently searching for a new camera, and would appreciate some friendly advice from those more experienced than me. I currently have a E-P2, and I'm not a fan of it. The lack of viewfinder, flash, and slow autofocus has become rather annoying.
I'm definitely learning when it comes to photography and would easily consider myself a newbie (still trying to get a grasp on exactly how Aperture, ISO, etc affect the shot). So with that in mind, I'm looking for a camera that I can grow with, something that is decent, yet on the lower end of the price range, and has some solid lenses to work with.
I would like to stay in the micro 4/3 arena, as I prefer the small size of the camera, and recently played with my friends GH2 and liked it a lot. I went to a local camera store to play with it some more, and the guy there suggested the Sony NEX-7, and I was impressed with the auto-focus and the EVF.
So know I'm at a crossroads. The GH2 is definitely cheaper (especially with the release of the GH3), and I feel like it has more lenses to choose from, yet, the NEX-7 felt like a solid camera, but I'm unsure of the lens options, and a little bit detracted by the proprietary mount. I really didn't get to play with either enough to say I truly liked one more than the other, however there are some subtle features with the GH2 that I liked more (like the fully swingable LCD screen), although the build quality of the NEX-7 felt significantly better.
Lastly, my primary use will be for stills, but there will definitely be some videos shot here and there.