I assume you are talking about the Fujifilm E550.
If so, be reminded that the E550 was full featured and expensive.
Now you want something equivalent for $200-$300.
I have doubts that you will be happy with what is available in that price range.
I suggest you start by looking at the Canon G11 or G12.
Price is around $500.
I've had a Fuji finepix 550 for 5 years and it fell into a lake recently, with the lens open. I fished it right out and it eventually dried, but you can imagine that, although I can finagle indoor shots manipulating settings, the camera is technically ruined. Outdoor shots are all washed out - too much exposure I can't reduce at all.
The thing is, it took excellent macro option (the tulip symbol engaged) shots. I got excellent, sharp closeups of things like mouse whiskers and insects.
Macro was my main concern, but I needed a new - not too pricey - camera in a hurry for the arrival of a new grandchild as well, spent three days online researching and bought a consumer recommended Sony something or other. I rationalized it would be a good stopgap camera that would last awhile until I could spend more time looking if it didn't fulful my needs well. It didn't fulfil them at all.
I don't recall the model I bought, but there was no definite macro option since the "easy" setting was supposed to zoom in automatically to closeups within a few mm of the subject. Great new technology I thought. Not! I tried to shoot a plant pod and had to back up about 2 feet to get any clear picture at all. The lens kept trying to focus, but couldn't. I took the camera back. It wasn't even a good interim because it totally failed my main consideration.
So, what can anyone suggest for a camera in the $200-300 range that can really shoot detailed macro? (Or is this impossible at the price?)
Thank you. Zippy