What bridge camera would you recommend?
I've owned a couple of point and shoots (sony, olympus, kodak) and have a 35mm Nikon N80 SLR (WHOA! FILM!), and don't have the cash to drop on a DLSR. Not to mention the wife wants to still be able to point and shoot (as well as the kids). So I'm shopping for a nice bridge camera.
I'm looking for one that has around 30x optical zoom with manual control over shutter and aperture. A nice sharp focus range would be good, too, but not a requirement. My budget is between $250-$300...
I read the answers to the question about point and shoots and know that there are some knowledgeable photogs here, so I hope you guys can help with this!