The forums seem pretty short on talk and ownership of this type of camera. I am referring not to simple point and shoot gear, but higher end units which have manual alternatives, and reasonable definition, shoot RAW etc. On this topic I think the last thread was about 3 years ago. I am wondering how many members use such, even as a travel or second camera. Perhaps we do not mention them because of a cringe factor. I have seen images from my son's entry level big brand name DSLR ( 3yrs ago)with entry level lenses. We were both disappointed. My CTZ produces better images than it with more convenience. I am looking to research The top end performers in this CTZ category for my next camera. I believe that it is time for other CTZ owners to join me and "come out".