In early May 2012 I decided to take up photography. I’ve always wanted to but never took the time to actually learn what I was doing so I could get out of automatic mode on my point-and-shoot camera.
Rather than start out with a DSLR, I chose to get a P&S Canon SX260. I wanted a camera that was inexpensive (compared to DSLR), while at the same time letting me learn how to shoot in manual, shutter priority and aperture priority.
Once I have pushed this camera to the limits (which I am finding certain limitations right from the start), and once I have learned enough to justify buying a DSLR I will make the switch.
For now, my main goal is to see how far I can push my point-and-shoot.