Hi all, I've traveled to Europe before, and found lots of good pictures, both in the city and the landscape, that I thought would be excellent. However, after getting home and actually looking at the pictures on a decent screen, the Fujifilm XP that I was using let me down. I know that for that price that I shouldn't expect top of the range quality, so I don't hold it against it, but this time, I'd like to make sure that the beautiful shots I saw in my mind, are actually what gets taken. With that in mind, I'm looking to move up to a lot more control over what I'm taking, but without saddling myself to a big DSLR as I enjoy being a lightweight backpacker. I favour landscapes and architecture, as well as anything that might capture the moment and provide me with a memory of my trip. As such, I've been looking at mirrorless cameras, knowing that I can use a pancake lens for portability when I'm just knocking about but can bring the bigger guns to the party if I wish. Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. About $1000 AUD, but with a little give if it's a good reason. Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? Lightweight, portable, as in without the "steal this bag" advertising. I'd like to be able to slip it into my pockets where possible, and given I'll be there in Autumn, it'll be an internal jacket pocket rather than a small pants pocket. Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? Enough to do the job. Beyond that, no idea. * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) Given my preference for landscapes, I'd imagine standard would cover me really. * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 8+ Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? I like sunrise/sunset photos (a bit cliché), so they would come in handy I'd imagine. General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? Travel, but also to teach myself more than point and shoot. * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? If I can get the right shot, I'll print them, but probably no more than a metre in either direction (and only that big if it's really good). Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? Some at night, and some indoors. The standard travel mix. Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? Not as much. Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? Nope. Are there particular models you already have in mind? Sony Nex-5r, it's right in the price range with the 16-50 and 55-210 with enough left over for a pancake. Also wondering whether I'd be better off going with the rx100 which won't have the changeability of lenses, but if it fits what I'm doing better, then that's an option.. I'm not sold on anything in particular, brand isn't important to me, quality in the price range is what matters. (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) Most of them are nice to have, but probably not going to kill me if I don't have them. Thanks in advance.