After long research and reading reviews and comparisons and all that jazz, I finally decided to buy a new camera for myself. My first digital camera, that is. I went for a Fujifilm Finepix HS20EXR.
I did not want a full DSLR, I wanted a bridge camera with good specs and this one ticks all the boxes:
24mm-720mm zoom lens (
CMOS Sensor 16M
Aperture F2.8 to F11
Full HD (1080p) Video recording with stereo sound
Full Manual controls
Sweep Panorama 360 degrees
Continuous shooting at 8fps
And apparently the best Macro function you can find, being able to take pictures of objects as close as 1cm without distortion.
All this in a compact and stylish package: