I have sometimes in the past almost dipped my toe in photography, going from a Finepix F30 with scene modes to a Canon S95 in semi Maureen mode with live histogram. A number of circumstances ended up with giving it all up, with the occasional internet window-shopping of some models over the years.
Now I see myself seriously looking at the prospect of buying a new camera and at least get to the toe-dipping stage. Having lost the opportunity of buying a Sony Nex-3N for $300, I started to look elsewhere, and landed on the Alpha a5100 (later the a6000 as they cost the same). Insistence by friends and colleges also led me down the dSLR path, more specifically to the Nikon D3300.
Here's the deal: I want something to bring to special occasions (parties, ceremonies, travels, special gatherings and so on). All other scenarios would be handled by a somewhat capable cameraphone (most likely the LG G4 Pro). Inconspicuousy (sp?) is not quite a deal-breaker but would be nice, as is light weight. As for actual imaging capabilities, I'd like as good a dynamic range as possible, as well as decent low light capabilities (think medium-sized room with a couple lightbulbs' illumination). High speed moving subjects like children and pets are of little concern. Video is, likewise, a non-sticking point.
Finally, the budget: $700 is the absolute top, and less is definitely more in this regard. So, with all of that in mind, which of the cameras in the title would you recommend me? If neither, which would you recommend me to look into?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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