Yes, that really does say "downgrading from SLR".
I currently have a D200 and my only lens is a Tamron 17-50 2.8. I don't really do as much photography as I used to and I don't have the funds to purchase additional glass. If I get a bridge, it will be paid for from the sale of the D200 and Tamron.
I do have a P & S (Panasonic TZ5) and I plan on keeping that just for the portability factor and the fact that it doesn't look like a pro camera. People react so much differently when you point a SLR at them!
I have owned at one time a FujiFilm S100FS and I really liked that camera. Here are some concert photos I took using the S100FS:
The cameras I am considering (in no particular order):
I am attracted to the FujiFilm cameras but I do not want to rule out other cameras.
I like the FujiFilm because they're "SLR" like. I really like the focal length and manual focus ring on the lens.
I would like something that will have a good zoom, P, A, S, M shooting modes, the ability to bracket (yes, as in HDR), good in low light, night shooting, RAW.
If I narrowed my decision down to between the X-S1 and the HS30EXR, is the X-S1 worth paying $300 more?
I haven't really been researching cameras and I know there's been a lot of advances in technology. The D200 is about 6 years old. So, I want something "today"!
As I said, I am open to all of those listed above. Which one do you think would make me happiest?