You have not looked for cameras in 5 years, you may be disappointed.
You can probably still find some second hand Sony W7 cameras.
Your Sony W7 had a viewfinder.
Very few cameras have viewfinders anymore.
Most cameras have reduced the size of the CCD sensor assembly.
They now have small sensor assemblies and crammed them with more pixels.
Try to avoid 14 megapixel sensors as they generate too much noise.
Sony had the S series as their entry level cameras.
Now the W numbered series is their entry level cameras.
The T series of Sony cameras are ultra thin and now we are seeing complains about short battery life.
Small thin camera = small thin battery
You might look at the Sony WX5 camera:
It would help if we knew more about your feeling about no optical viewfinders and if you are you looking for more optical zoom.
Most of the big zoom cameras do have an electronic viewfinder.
Hi there ?
I am in the market for a new camera ? sadly after 5 years mine is starting to die. I currently have a Sony DSC W7 and am looking for a camera that has similar features. I live with my camera ? there hasn?t been a day in the last 5 years that it wasn?t with me. The thing that I really love about it is that it takes amazing pictures, most specifically of people. I do some action/nature/etc shooting, but the most important to me is that it takes great pictures of people. A lot of my friends have lower end cameras that take blurry/faded pictures ? mine is always the go to for people pictures and I am looking for a new camera that would be the same.
I am not too worried about spending a decent amount of money on a quality camera, but am not looking for a DSLR. I need something more compact that I can carry around with me every day. Any recommendations you could make would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!