Thank you for all the recommendations and thoughts on cameras. I ended up going with the Canon G7X. It didn't get the highest reviews, but I liked the feel and size of those compared at the store. I didn't see the Nikon recommendation until after the purchase so regret that, would be nice to have a waterproof camera in our winter conditions.
Thanks again for all your thoughts and experience! Hopefully, I will get some good pictures for posting future trip reports.
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That is wise. Camera technology these days is really good and there are a lot of great cameras. Reviews can be a useful source of information but they also can get bogged down in minutiae. Ultimately it comes down to whether the camera will work for you. I look forward to seeing some beautiful photos from your new camera!It didn't get the highest reviews, but I liked the feel and size of those compared at the store.