My canon superzoom compact got a scratch on the lens beyond economic repair so I'm considering its replacement.
I might get a tough compact for taking out on the bike (and live in a readily-accessible pocket). Something with a better aperture but less zoom than the SX230.
I'm also thinking of a copact format interchangeable lens camera (probably in addition to a tough compact) - which I'm hoping will give me some real high-quality shooting compared with the superzoom. I'm thinking I'd be able to match up a couple of lenses to cover the usual landscape to tele requirements and get a f1.8 50mm equivalent for some fast bike shooting...
And it seems to cost similar or less than an SLR.
Are my expectations realistic? What are the experiences from the real-world users on here?