What will you be shooting with this camera?
Ceremonies and tours
Will you be shooting mostly indoors/low light and/or action/sports?
Do you have any particular model(s) in your mind?
SAMSUNG NX1000 and SONY HX50V
Any brand preference? Like/dislike
From where will you be buying?
Any other features you need?
Viewfinder, Image stabilization, Continuous drive/burst mode, Wifi, External flash, mic jack, HDMI, Remote, GPS, Articulated screen, Weatherproof, Extra frills like Panorama, HDR etc, battery type LI-ION.
+ VF, but you have to shell out extra.
+ More zoom in a smaller body.
+ WIFI, dedicated dial for EC.
None of these will be in TZ30, but still I prefer it. Coz, I just feel that HX50 is expensive.
If I want, more controls I would go with advanced compact and if I want more zoom, I would go with bridge. But there is no other camera out there which are similar to HX50. It's unique.
Here you're the one that gonna make the decision. Weigh up your needs, and pick the one which suits them.
At your budget you can easily get a DSLR like the Canon 1100D with 18-55mm lens! Way way better images and controls. More over for beginners it has Full Auto mode where you just point and shoot. The guide feature us also great if you want to control the camera like a Pro. Later buy yourself a big zoom lens for Rs 9000 and you are all set!