While I love my DSLR, I am going to be doing some traveling over the next 18 months including Nepal/himalayas for some serious high altitude trekking. Given that my body may give in trying to get to Everest base camp at over 5000 meters, I want to cut the weight out of the gear I take. So I am thinking of my DSLR at home. So I want to get the best travel P&S out there with manual controls, raw ability and the ability to capture wide angle shots. I am even open to two new P&S - one for me and one for the wife.
I have started reading review sites and my head is hurting!
I am open to all brands but am a bit of a Canon tragic having used the brand from a film AE-1 to a variety of Ixus point and shoots to a 50D and a variety of lenses.
Anyone else trek the area ?
I am off to Kakadu in Sept then either Nepal or Egypt Jordan and Syria over xmas. The one that gets missed will be done in May 2011.
So all help appreciated.