I guess the quest for the best current camera is always on eh?
I currently own a Lumix FZ20 and am pretty much familiar with all its controls. Have been using Nikon 6Ts and external flash for my macros, and for other occasions, the zoom range is good enough for me. Except for low-light scenes, I find a prosumer to be good enough for me and have no urge to splurge on dSLRs...
Recently, I feel the itch to buy a new camera. Yet when I look around in the market, there doesn't seem to be any spectacular models in the prosumer range, unless I missed a few?
Could anyone tell me what's a good upgrade for the FZ20? I'm not venturing into the dSLR range yet due, as always, to budget constraints. I'm looking for:
1) Better resolution (more than 5MP),
2) More acceptable noise levels at higher ISOs than the FZ20,
3) If possible, longer telephoto range,
4) If it's still possible, wider wide-angle, but this one's not a neccesity.
I must have manual focus, hotshoe, usable EVF (not LCD... different), possibility for add-on lens and filters.
It'd be good if that camera can have time-lapse recording, or can be controlled via laptop, though that'd be slightly more cumbersome. I think so far, only the Canon S5IS fits most of my criteria right?
Actually, I really love the manual zoom and manual focus rings of the FZ30/50. Pity the 50's image quality isn't that much better than the 30, and the 30's image quality also cannot compare to 20's... at least, that's what the reviews say...
So-o-o... any camera that's like that for now? Otherwise, I'm quite content to live with my FZ20 till a better model is released.