I am looking for a point and shoot or at most possibly a bridge camera to take pictures of my kids & family. They move fast and I need a camera that can focus and take pictures even indoors. I have 2 kiddos under age 3. We are moving to Colorado next year so the camera may also be used while hiking in the mountains or sightseeing so a good zoom would be awesome. I do use the manual controls on my current camera, a Finepix 47D circa 2007. I get some very good to great shots with that little bugger but he kids tend to blur when I'm shooting at low light levels i.e. indoors without the flash. Images from low light levels look very soft when I crop them.
I do not want to learn, carry, and wrangle a DSLR at this point in my life. I have looked at the mirrorless cameras and the ones that I like are out of my budget. I hate AA battery cameras. I really don't care about geotagging, wifi capabilities, or built in photo filters. I have adobe photoshop and use it well. Yes I know the best way to get fast shots is with a DSLR but I'm just not there at this point in my life.
My budget is $250 or less. I am considering the canon powershot sx500, powershot sx260 hs, or fujifilm finepix 770exr. Any I should eliminate or add to the shortlist?
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