I used to do analog lomography.
I want to switch to digital. I can already take pictures with a crappy digital machine (my smartphone) and edit them. I know it is not the same as lomography, but it is the result that counts for me.
I am looking to buy a good camera (limited budget, say 500€). My main concern is that I am able to print out pictures big, so high resolution is required (which my smartphone does not provide).
Another concern is color. I want to achieve very nice colors.
I am weighing my options between a digital SLR and a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
In the DSLR category, I would opt for nikon d5100, possibly with the f1/1.8, 35mm lens. In the MILC category, I don't yet have a favorite (but am considering the Olympus PEN E-PL2).
Everybody seems to say that DSLR is better then MILC, but is this still the case? I don't want to take super-realistic pictures, but I do want sharp ones with high color contrast. I realise that the discussion MILC versus DSLR is an extensive one and I don't want to get into that in general.
I am tending towards the D5100, but I was just wondering, for artistic pictures, with lomo-like effects, couldn't it be that MILC cameras offer better color values and overal composition? And the DSLR is not worth carrying the extra weight?