Am I asking for the impossible because I can't find anything which ticks all the boxes in my wish-list? I want to buy a compact digital camera with:
i. a viewfinder;
ii. equivalent of an SLR lens 28mm to 200mm (or as near as possible);
iii. quick start up;
iv. short gap between shots;
v. ability to take shots when the light is behind the subject (eg when taking views with a subject in foreground) - fill in flash or similar.
I'm currently using an Olympus C760 (with viewfinder) and Canon A200IS (no viewfinder).