Well our old Sony Cybershot has bit the dust, and my lovely wife has decided we need a new one.
We ALL have decent cameras for snapshots on our cell phones, thus I see little gain in buying a simple point and shoot type of camera. We went down to an electronics shop today, and looked, some of the lower end SLR cameras are quite interesting, but man, they weigh a ton, and are WAY overwhelming for my wife, she kind of went "TOO MUCH INFO" and put them down.
I'm looking at the "Bridge" cameras.
Panasonic DMC-FZ8 << Review $300 street price
Panasonic DMC-FZ50 << Review $440 Street Price
Canon PowerShot S3 IS << Review $290 Street Price
Canon PowerShot S5 IS << Review $310 Street Price
Well that is just a sample, I've only been doing the research for a while.
I do not thing we want to spend over $500, and we do NOT what a full bodied SLR.
Any advice, comments etc that you can offer, would be GREAT