I've recently been borrowing my grandmother's Nikon D40, in order to take pictures at Microsoft's Imagine Cup US Finals. I'm not really a big photography guy, and I don't anticipate using most of the features offered by this camera. But I'm impressed because it's the first DSLR I've used. It's got several things I like:
- The images it creates aren't noisy (I guess this is due to the larger sensor)
- It produces useable images in low light scenarios
- Autofocus is pretty much instant
- Taking a picture is pretty much instant (rather than the delay usually there in Point and Shoots)
But two I don't:
Turning off the flash is a painFixed.
- It's freaking huge! (But apparently small for a DSLR)
I don't use things like the aperture priority settings, shutter priority settings, any manual switch or do-dad, or anything like that. I'm not an artist -- I'm a programmer -- so it's unlikely that I'll be using this for anything too artsy anytime soon.
Therefore I'd like to find something that has some of the performance of the DSLR but which is a point and shoot (if such a thing exists).
How can I find such a thing if it exists?