I am doing a little advance holiday shopping and am looking for a modestly priced camera for my wife to use in a photography class that I am purchasing for her...and possibly myself. Considering that she may or may not get more involved in photography following the class I am looking for something that won't be a big financial outlay if it does sit on a shelf.
Thus I am looking at models that have just recently been passed by with a newer model that only represents modest or few improvements. I don't want to buy something that I will regret because it is not the newest.
Any suggestions? I was thinking the Panasonic G5 but are there better options out there?