I’m currently using a Sony DSC-HX50. I’m still very much an amateur but have been moving off auto and using the full range of settings. I love the portability of the camera but aspire to get a DSLR with RAW at some point. What I’m trying to work out is what I would be aiming for next and therefore how much I need to save! I’ve been spoilt with the 30x superzoom and many of the other features such as 20.4MP, 24-720mm equivalent; ISO 80 – 12,800, 10fps and WI-FI. This seems to be beyond the capability of many entry level DSLRs (?) so I am unsure what to aim for as my next step? I intend to keep working on my skills so I want something I can use for a while without having to upgrade again too quickly. Using the guidance on here this is what I’m looking for: Budget: I will save what I need (eventually!) Size: I want something portable. I have been reading lots about the merits of full frame cameras but I’m assuming that anything would have a much bigger sensor than my current camera. Features: How many megapixels will suffice for you? Currently using 20.4MP so that or higher * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) Currently have 30x which I love as I can take close ups of tops of buildings etc. * 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)? Yes definitely General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? A wide range as I’m still finding my way. I like landscapes/cityscapes and take macro shots at close range and architecture shots including ones using my 30x zoom. Needs to be a good ‘all-rounder’ camera. Definitely want to shoot in RAW. * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? Yes Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? I’d like to be able to Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? Possibly Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? Like Sony as it’s my current brand and I hear they have lots of good features but prepared to investigate Canon and Nikon if they do something more suitable. Are there particular models you already have in mind? Tried to look at the Sony range but don’t know where to start! (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)- Wide angle would be useful along with image stabilization and possibly a rotating LCD. Many thanks!