(SONY a350 and Fujifilm FinePix S9600)
(18-250mm, 35 mm equivalent: 27-375mm vs. 28-300mm)
(2.7" LCD vs. 2.0" LCD, both LCDs are angle variable)
Finally, I bought my first DSLR camera after giving up traditional SLR for about 6 years. Thanks for the technology and affordable price, I can enjoy using DSLR without carrying too many stuffs. Once I carried a Nikno FM2, a Nikon EM, and 3 lenses. Now I can just carry one SONY a350 with a 18-250mm zoom lenses for most purposes.
I choose a350 because it has live view function and variable-angle LCD; just like my current digital camera to allow me to enjoy freestyle photo shooting.
Someone may criticize the performance of this kind zoom lenses, but I am a person enjoying taking photos, not playing with camera. So this combination is really what I want.