I'm looking to get serious about photography again...well, amateur serious... Now that larger sensors are appearing in point and shoots I thought about going that direction. For a while I was actually somewhat impressed and satisfied with pictures taken on my Galaxy S6 smartphone. And I especially liked the built-in HDR feature on this smartphone... so I thought about getting something even better, hopefully and possibly with a built-in HDR function on it. But my cell phone failed me at a big event I recently had (no zoom, little control over tricky lighting situations) and that has got me looking at cameras again. So I am willing to go up to $1200 for a premium point and shoot bridge camera or a body and starter lens (and may purchase other lenses as I need and can afford them in the future) . I might even spend a little more if I can be convinced I need to for some upgrade or feature. My passion is wilderness - backpacking, canoe camping and hiking - and taking pictures while doing these things. I'm not afraid of a little bit of weight (DSLR and lenses) but wouldn't mind going mirrorless and lighter if it's just as good...and there was a pretty good selection of pretty darn good and affordable lenses. Part of me wished mirrorless killed off DSLR...or mirrorless never came about...because I don't know how to pick one.