I"m going to buy a 'bridge' camera for a fjord cruise trip to the arctic this winter and am looking for some advice on which one. I hope to be getting shots of the aurora borealis (and video potentially) but will also want to take shots of scenery and wildlife. The key issues for me seem to be:
* Low light performance (image quality and focusing)
* Zoom range
* Video capability

I've narrowed down to the Panasonic FZ150, Nikon P510, Canon SX40, Fujifilm HS30 and Sony HX200

All seem to have pros and cons so any help deciding would be gratefully received.
Also does anybody know if there are likely to be any new contenders before Dec 2012??