I am looking to buy a new camera for Christmas and would love any opinions or experiences or recommendations. There's so much out there. I have been looking at and comparing Canon and Sony but it's hard to know what to buy, hence this post. Ideally, my budget is about $800US but would spend up to $1,000US if needed. Photography is a huge hobby of mine so I want a camera that is decent. Size: A point and shoot that is somewhat light weight. Background: My first camera was a Panasonic Lumix LX2. I was very happy with it. I later purchased a second hand Canon 40D which is now very well used. I have most recently been using a GoPro Hero 3 silver which I love for its wide angle! The picture quality isn't as nice as I'd like it to be and if I want to shoot close up, it's not ideal. Features/General Usage: An ultrazoom lens would be nice but I'd also like one that has a fairly wide angle lens as I mostly shoot outdoors while hiking. Image quality is quite important, however, I will not be making any big prints of my photos. A camera with some features like 'color accent' or 'tilt-shift' might be fun but not terribly important. Any suggestions?! Thanking you in advance for your thoughts!