I currently have a T3i, but despite how much I like it, the last few days I have been thinking of selling it and my lenses. If I do that I would like something around $500 and would put the rest of my money towards bills.
I mainly shoot nature, macro and abstract stuff and if I sold my T3i I'd like something that takes good photos, more compact than a DSLR and that I would easily have manual control over.
I've seen the G12 for mid $400's recently. The S100 seems too P&S to me. Are there any other cameras out there I should consider?