I am looking for a beginners camera to get involved in taking some more photos. To date my wife and I have been using a 6 year old Sony Cybershot or her iPhone 4S or my Samsung Galaxy S II. We were thinking about spending £500 or so on a camera but were unsure what to buy. We ordered a deal the other day due for delivery today. It was a Samsung NX100 with accessories (flash, case, memory card) for £169.99. At that price we felt it would be an amazing step up from what we have and a great entry into photography. My local Argos also has a deal on at the moment. They have an Olympus PEN E-PL1 for £185 (plus case and memory card) Are we better off with the Olympus? Is the difference between them down to personal preference? One thing that swung us towards the Samsung is it seems to be easier to use and any reviews have commented on how bad the Olympus menus are.