I know the cameras you are looking for, but they don't make them anymore.
Four years ago, all of the camera makers had some "premium" cameras that were sometimes called "DSLR-like".
Here are some:
Canon Pro1 & G6, Fujifilm S20-Pro, Nikon 8400 & 8700, Olympus C-7070 & C-8080, Sony F828
The last one to go is the Canon G6.
They came out with the G7, which does not measure up to the G6.
You might find a G6 in a camera store, since the G7 only showed up about 6 months ago.
The two cameras you mentioned are about as close to the old Premium cameras that you can get.
Well.... there is the Sony R1, which sells for around $850.
It is as close to a DSLR that you can get....without being a DSLR.
It has the same CCD sensor that is used in DSLR cameras. Which means you have ISO settings of 1600 with practically no noise.
For the past week i've been looking for a camera to finally make the switch from film to digital. In my quest to find what i want, all i've found was a bunch of companies and a bunch of similar cameras. So i was wondering if any of you had any opinions. I'm looking for a digital thats got the 35mm feel to it. Zooming isnt a big factor to me the farthest i zoom is probabley 20 feet, but image quality is very important. I want a camera that will take a picture and make it look amazing. My price range is only 500 or less. So with that in mind what do you guys suggest. I'v looked at the Panasonic DMC-FZ50, The Fujifilm S9100, and a bunch of others. What do you suggest? Any help would be appreciated.