I've been into photography since my stepdad bought me a basic point and shoot for my 12th birthday in 2010. It was a Kodak Easyshare. and then for my 14th birthday I was upgraded to a Nikon Coolpix L120 bridge camera, it was all we could afford. I've never really had a "proper" camera before, despite being very interested since a young age. I did own a Sony A200 DSLR for a couple months, recently, that I bought for £80 and then had to sell again for £60 for food when money got tight. Now I just use my iPod (yeah, not even an iPhone, an iPod) and my diana mini, which is a 35mm film "toy camera" by Lomography. We've never had much money, but now I think we're finally in a position where I can save up for a decent camera. It'll take a while but I'm determined. I'm looking at a budget of around £300-£400.. possibly up to £500 for the right camera but it'll be a stretch. I know I can get an entry-level DSLR for that price, but I did LOVE the zoom of my old bridge camera and actually used it all the time so am looking at bridge cameras again, specifically the Panasonic Lumix FZ82. I'd want it for general outdoors photography..like landscapes, nature and wildlife. On many occasions I've been out and about and seen something awesome to photograph but it's been too far away and I haven't had a good enough camera. Aswell as the landscapes/nature/wildlife/the general world around me, I also have a lot of small pets (hamsters etc) and my 1 year old that I'd love to take nice pictures of, I run a pet account on Instagram, and one main problem on my Sony A200 was that the auto-focus was too rubbish and if my daughter was moving around a little bit the camera would just completely refuse to take a photo. I'd try to manually focus but my eyes aren't great so I'd think I'd gotten a perfect shot but then when I'd got everything onto the computer it was actually blurry. So what sounds like the best camera for what I want, and my budget? It'll take long enough for me to save for the camera, so another reason I don't really want a DSLR is because I doubt I'll ever be willing to save up even more for lenses and stuff, and I have back problems from my daughters birth so it's very hard for me to lug things around all day. I don't want to be missing photo opportunities because my camera's too big and heavy and I wasn't feeling well enough to lug it around that day. Any sort of advice appreciated. Oh, and I would also like it to shoot RAW as I want to get into more editing too. I don't really care about other features such as touchscreen or wifi or anything fancy like that. Just high enough quality pictures, preferably a high zoom, quick auto-focus for little, quick moving hamsters. The ability to do shallow depth of field would be nice, but I'm happy to learn how to blur the background with lightroom/photoshop or something if I have to.