So I've been learning all afternoon. You guys gave me just enough to get me interested lol. At this point, I'm leaning towards the https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...c_gx85wk_lumix_dmc_gx85_mirrorless_micro.html recommended by @Salty . It seems to be a good compromise between size, capability, and price. I also like the idea of the M4/3 system so that we could potentially mess with different lenses if we get into it, or use these lenses on another body if this one dies. My only concern is that it was released in 2016, so it's pretty old. I suppose that might be part of the attractive price. I also looked at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1389450-REG/panasonic_lumix_dmc_zs200_digital_camera.html . Point N Shoot, but with a 1" sensor and a big zoom. Very similar specs to the Sony mentioned above, but with more zoom. I'm concerned about it being too delicate as our last camera was this style and simply fell apart. Also on the list were: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1598863-REG/canon_4728c014_eos_m50_mark_ii.html and https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/802478562-USE/canon_2727c021_eos_rebel_t7_dslr.html/specs I looked at the "bridge" cameras, but it seemed like they were mostly bigger bodies and smaller sensors. Crazy zooms though, although I guess that's easier with the smaller sensors. Maybe I'm making too much of sensor size? We really loved the Canon Elph we used to have and it was a 1/2.3 sensor. Still open to advice. Not sure when I'll pull the trigger, but it looks like B&H is closed for a Jewish holiday through the weekend so there's no hurry. Again I don't know what I don't know here.