They have not built the camera you describe.
I would like to have one of those too.
For sports and action shots in low light.
Here is what you need:
What you can get is something like the Canon SX20IS.
Its low light capability is just average, which is not suitable for your needs.
The replacement for the SX20IS (SX30IS maybe) is due about August of this year.
I expect they will make some improvements in low light performance.
I suggest you wait and see what they do.
I have been researching cameras for two months only to find myself more confused. My old camera is a Nikon Coolpix 4300. Ancient by today's standards, I'm sure! It has served me well for about 6 years. I'm now in the market for a new camera. Any recommendations based on highest ratings and reviews of specific camera brands and series? Person experience and input welcome! I know it may not be possible to meet all of my desires for the money, but comning close would ease some of the frustration & hopefully give me more confidence to purchase. I am at best an amateur, but do love taking pictures. I am in hopes of finding a camera that I won't "need" to buy all the extra lenses, etc. that the DSLR's require... We do a lot of "grandchildren" outings and trips. Lots of sporting events with long distance/action shots shots--as well as close-ups of those beautiful little faces. We also enjoy beautiful landscape pictures taken on trips... We also enjoy museums & theaters.
I've compiled a list of different features along with what I plan to use each for. Thank you so much for input
>$580.00 max w/tax included
>Great both indoor and outdoor
>good in low light
>Prefer NO SLR (but if I have to, I "Might" be willing depending on
ease of use, and expense, etc.)
>USB cable to transfer pictures to computer
>NO compact cameras (I especially like the curved grip on my Nikon
Coolpix, as well as it's size & hate to give that up)> My husband
has very large hands and I have quite small ones.
>Must be able to take movement. We take a lot of "action" shots with
the grandchildren. One is a bymnast, another plays basketball and
>Rechargeable battery would be nice (AA's are "okay", but prefer the Lithium rechargeables)
>Close shots as well as long-shots We love taking those close-up
shots of the grandchildren's faces as well as ones of them on the
playing field...Scenery, etc. is also important to us.
>Durable-- I have had my Nikon Coolpix 4300 for about 6 years+/
>Face detection would be nice
>Red-eye reduction important
>Video "Not" a must
>Prefer 7-12 MP
>Museum setting important.... My Current camera takes "terribe" night
shots & museum shots! I'd like to have better quality there.
Thanks to anyone who helps me figure out what I would enjoy & afford in a new camera!