I'll be traveling around China for a month and I will want to do some macro. I will also rather not drag around my DSLR with multiple lenses and ring flash.
Please suggest a compact optical zoom camera that can do macro. I don't expect much from the sensor, focal length, or aperture. But I need at least 1:1 - so I can move in close and get those individual photoreceptor units on compound eyes! Maybe the crop sensor can give a nice high-magnification effect? I also need IS & 720p video, but that should be standard on all premum compact cameras by now.
Is this possible under < S$1000 ? Or add a macro lens to the end - something better than a DIY ?
After some searching, I found this - PowerShot SX50 HS
Think this will do what I describe?