Hi everyone

I was wondering if anyone could help me i'm after a new camera and have been searching and researching eg reviews sample images i would like a camera thats good at wildlife, lanscapes, close ups, holiday pics etc .

I would be willing to spend 300 on the camera itself but also i would like to do a course on photography so i can understand better the processes of taking great pictures as well as learning to get the most out of my camera i have looked at a lumix lx3 and the sample pictures i have seen are gorgeous also is a large zoom really necessary for my needs.

here's hoping for some advice