Hi my name is Paul I am a member of several photography forums for a fair while now. My interests in photography are quite varied and I can say I have dabbled into many areas of photography. BI can also say that I excel at none of them at best I guess my skills are average but I keep trying. My current gear consists of a Sony a77 a 10-20 wide a 1650 kit a Zeiss 1680 a 50mm macro a bigma 150-500 and a 70-300G, I also have a Nex6 with 1855, 55210, 16mmf2.8 ,wide and fisheye adaptors. Now you may ask. why I would be interested in Serious Compacts well we are now what you would call empty nesters so travel is no1 priority. I got the nex6 for that purpose the problem is I couldn't help but buy extra lenses and stuff so even that got to big. So now I am thinking of trying a fixed lens compact 1 that simply can't get any bigger lol. I am a fan of a viewfinder rather than the screen I find it difficult to frame my shots correctly on the screen. I was thinking about a Sony RX100iii but am open to any other suggestions if there is any better options I want to hear about them. Anyway I am looking forward to reading through forum to see what's what Cheers Paul.