We are trying to find a nice and short term to describe the following type of a camera: non-DSLRs, with some combination of mid-range and advanced (or unique) features, that are compact in size, and have a relatively short zoom ratio. Cameras like the Canon G9, Panasonic LX2, Sigma DP1, Ricoh GRD and GX100, Fuji F31fd, etc. These would exclude the cameras with the big zoom lenses like the Fuji S100fs, Panasonic FZ50, Oly SP570, Canon S5 IS, Sony H-series, etc. Those are superzooms after all :)
We've looked around and couldn't find a nice and compact term, so we have two proposals. What do you think? Do they sound good? Any other ideas?
The reason we are asking this is because we are planning to create a Review Matrix for some of the most popular models that fall in this category. Similar to the DSLR Review Matrix. Assuming there are no new news or big rumors, we are hoping to launch this feature sometime this week.
And after that, we will be launching a similar feature for the super zooms. Are there any other (sub)categories you would like to see featured as well? Please keep in mind we cannot feature every single digital camera since there are so many of them. Just in January alone, we had almost 100 new digital cameras from the major manufacturers.