I've been looking through threads and can't quite find the answer to my question. I'm looking for a point and shoot, but with quite a decent amount of manual options for if/when we need it. The key issue for me is having either completely manual, or at least partial manual focus without an interchangeable lens. I'd be willing to look at bridge-types if i can't find what i'm looking for in compact, but want to avoid SLR as their just not practical for my everyday usage...

Budget between $500-1200.

Any help most appreciated, thanks in advance..