I'm trying to decide on a digital camera and i honestly have no idea what the differences are between them. I would rather not rely on a best buy employee to help me so i figured i'd ask here. Basically i'm looking for a camera for recreational use. When i go to the zoo with my g/f, vacations, car show pics, etc. I would like it to have a decent zoom but nothing enormous, for example, if i want a close up of a lion at the zoo. I would prefer a smaller camera where the lens collapses into the camera, like a nikon P1, instead of something large like a nikon D50. I'd like it to have a view finder so that i don't have to rely on the lcd screen for framing the picture. And obviously, a nice crisp picture. For a budget, i'd like to stick around $500-600. So whatcha got for me?