I have 2- Nikon FM bodies, a nikkor 105 2.5, 28 mm 2.8, and a 50 mm 2.8
Used to take my Nikons on vacations. However I found spending so much time changing lenses and trying to position myself for the best picture I did not enjoy the vacation as well as I might have. Coming up I am taking a 74 day cruise and visiting many exotic and remote locations. I want to purchase a new camera that will allow me to take quality pictures with a minimum of trappings and effort. Some of the parameters I'm considering are an integrated zoom lense with enough range to allow for close up subjects as well as distant sights, small size, reasonably long battery life, and higher image quality. I dont expect to blow up prints beyond 9 x12. I have been looking at 2- Sony cameras- RX-100 VI and the RX-10 IV. Their Zeiss lenses seem like good choices. I started out with a budget of about $1,000 and obviously I'm ending up approaching $1700. Any advise you more experienced photographers out there have to offer would be most appreciated. I realize that I am quite ignorant about today's digital technology. My last thought is the reason I am choosing to not have an assortment of interchangeable lenses is because I'm afraid I will miss enjoying the trip.