I use a Panasonic Lumix FZ18. It’s about 5 years old now, but when I brought it, it had one of the largest optical zooms for a “Compact” or “Bridge” camera. At that time DSLRs terrified me. It’s a great camera, it has a fantastic range of manual settings that I’m still learning to use correctly, and an auto-mode that seems to usually manage to capture the shot I was aiming to take anyway. Unfortunately it’s starting to show it’s age and it’s pictures in low light are becoming noisier as it gets older.