Canon PowerShot G10
The Holy Grail of bridge cameras?
The Macro mode lets you shoot just 1cm from a subject and the focus system locks on quickly and well.
Canon has given the PowerShot G10 a 5x optical zoom with a 6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-f/4.5 lens (equivalent to 28-140mm a 35mm camera), which means it has a fairly good wide-angle offering (top) and telephoto.
The G10’s panoramic stitch function was one the nicest we’ve used, and Canon provides software for stitching images together on a PC or Mac.