I'm looking for a every-day-carry kind of camera, that would easily fit into the pocket of my tactical pants. Right now I'm using the camera on my phone (iPhone 4), but - honestly - it lacks just 3 things:
- I would like the camera to have better "response times" - from the times I used dSLRs (even old ones) I could just press the shutter release button and the photo would be shot. On the iPhone, depending on the light conditions, it's about a second lag.
- Some manual setting mode - so I can play around with slow/fast shutter speed at least. To show to my kid that cool effects you can make while shooting a water stream with different times.
- Macro. Somewhat better way of shooting the close objects would be great (I saw a wonderful ant 2 days ago and the shot made with my iPhone is, honestly, a crap - not to mention if had trouble getting focused).
- And to show that I'm not really looking for another dSLR - I would love to be able to have it with me almost all the time, without having to grab a "camera bag" with me...
I saw those hybrid cameras on the market, like Nikon 1, that are (I think) to bring the exchangeable lens to the masses, but haven't used them yet - so maybe someone experienced with them could tell if they would meet my criteria.