I would value very much a recommendation from anyone who has one.
I love my mom and that she has always taken tons of family pictures.
With her and pop now retired I want her to have the best and easiest tool to continue to do so. These images are our inheritance is how I see it
I just sent her away with my Ricoh GR for a one week tour of Vancuver Island and The Sunshine coast.
I think it will go fine but she kept poking that LCD screen like it was her iPad.
My mom is learning quickly how to edit using RAW and has a nice soft touch with the sliders.
She has my hand me down iMac and aperture so is well set to make the most of it.
RAW capture is key and essential . Easy touch screen to focus, expose, and control menus would be great. WIFI is not as important as we have finally understood how to connect cables and open image cature to create an offline BU file before importing into Aperture.
So far I tried giving her a Sony RX100 and Fuji X20. Not a fit!
The Ricoh GR just happens to be what I have on hand now but I know it will not stick (too wide).
I would really like to give her something she will use instead of the iPad mini.
She comes home with loads of images on that iPad that can not be adjusted for exposure or WB nor printed very large.
Once with RAW always with RAW. and that to me is great.
During the days of film she had a Yashica T4 and a Yashica T something zoom. Life was easier then. Just drop off at costco and get the prints later in the week.
Little Kodak instamatic for decades before that !
A lightweight zoom would be good. Nothing to super zoomy or clunky. (28-90 ish would be fine).
No brand loyalty on our side other than it is supported by iOs RAW converter (Covers most cameras at this point).
Thank you in advance for any input, samples, or warnings