Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Richmond, BC, .
While an SLR might be the more "professional" way to go, there is NO WAY I would carry one with a bag full of lenses on a hike. You couldn't pay me to lug that stuff around. That's why I decided to get a more compact digital camera, with 12x optical zoom.
But that's just me.
dpreview is also a good site, but when it comes to specific details about the camera, I much prefer steves-digicams.
Check them both, Jared. They're by far the two best sites for camera review (imho).