Just got back from vacation and was utterly disappointed by the quality of night pictures (too much blur, or too much noise, no sweet spot) and the dullness of day pictures from my Fujifilm Finepix J10. So I am looking into getting a new camera. I'm deciding between an MILC or a more advanced point-n-shoot. I thought about DSLR for a bit, but their bulkiness is just not worth it. So, any recommendations for cameras, or articles that touches on this topic are welcome! Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. $1000, new or used Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? The smaller the better. Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? 10MP * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) Standard will suffice, but ultrazoom is a plus. * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 10 Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? Not if the built-in modes will do the job. General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? Taking pictures of food, cars, and scenery (especially in low light conditions) * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? No Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? Yes, a lot Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? Rarely Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? No Apple. Oh wait... No. Are there particular models you already have in mind? None so far, but I read good reviews of Sony's NEX models. (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) Panoramic picture is a huge plus, otherwise no.