Camera for new parents?
We are not at all artsy people and I don't anticipate either of us will be taking up photography as a hobby anytime soon. Similarly, if we want professional photographs of our child, we will likely pay someone to take them...though we're not the types who will do this for every holiday and special event. We're looking for something that will allow us to take good quality pictures of our child in a variety of situations and conditions.
We were always thinking entry-level DSLR, but the size always bothered me. Practicality and usefulness is very important to me. With all the other gear that comes with a young child, will we really want to lug around a bulky camera and bag as well? I'm now thinking mirrorless, as they are smaller and it seems they can function without the huge lenses all the time as well. But, that's about where my knowledge of mirrorless cameras ends.
I'm looking for advice one whether we'd be happy with a mirrorless camera and some suggestions for ones that would be a good choice. I would prefer something with an option for a zoom lens, even if we choose not to carry/use it all the time. So far, the Sony a5000 seemed like it would be a good choice, but since I know little about the cameras, I'm basing it more on price than anything else.