Hi this is my first thread here I'm looking to buy a new camara and am a bit lost as to the great product&price range that is out there, so i could really use some help & guidance. I used to take pictures using a simple point&shoot camera and was able to produce good pictures, at least as to the composition etc. But since photography has always been somewhat of a hobby of mine I want to take it to the next level. Parameters that are important to me are: MP = at least X10 Optical zoom = at least X12 Processing speed - Don't like waiting to long for the click Good colors, reliability, and good macro - I like taking picture from up close HD Video - would be nice to have The cameras I had my eyes on so far are: Canon SX20is Nikon P90 SP 590 Olympus SP 590 So...there are probably many other candidates I'm not aware of. Help is highly appreciated!