Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
I have to admit that in the pursuit of going as light as possible while backpacking, I do not haul my Canon D40X DSLR into the back country overnight. For the past two years my backpacking point and shoot has been a Canon SD 880 IS that was recommended by KenRockwell.com . I think this camera did a great job portraying what I felt and saw in the natural world. My Canon SD880 IS sports a 28 mm wide-angle lens, is small and light, and shoots pretty good video. It is now having multiple problems and needs to be replaced. I imagine due to being subjected to sand, cold, wet, and on occasion contact with granite rocks.
Specifications I would like:
1. point and shoot size
2. best possible quality images
3. wide-angle lens
4. f/2.0 lens for low light conditions or shallow depth-of-field
5. HD video
6. take decent macro photos
In the ideal world I would love to just walk into a camera store that offered both cameras, take photos with both cameras, upload them to my laptop, and then walk out purchasing the camera of my choice. Is that possible anyone? Does anyone have experience with either of these cameras? I would really appreciate any recommendations or suggestions.