Hello Everyone,

I've been looking for a good quality camera for different types of photography. I don't want a big bulky DSLR. My budget is ~ 600 for a camera body and lens 20/40mm. I will be taking photos of people, landscapes, buildings, sea/water.

I have narrowed it down to two models. I've read as much as I can about them in online reviews and would like an opinion from people that know and understand quality photography (as that's not me!)

I like both the Canon and Samsung and I understand that they should both produce quality shots. Am I better off buying quality lens and not worrying too much about the body? I have seen a 200mm lens for 200 and 700 - will these cameras benefit from the more expensive lens?

I like the Samsung for look but also the upto date wifi system and moveable screen. But the Canon is, well, a Canon.

In the end I would like to be able to really improve my photography skills and take good quality photos. Please tell me what you think is the best tool to do this.