I have an early model Samsung WB and it still works brilliantly and it’s Schneider wide angle lens is great for shots where you can’t get back far enough. It has auto stabilise. I’ve also got a small Lumix TZ 80 which has LCD flat screen and also a viewfinder. It has high optical magnification so the viewfinder is useful to counter my “ essential tremor” in my right hand. Who called it an Essential Tremor beats me. No jokes about “Do you drink much?” please.Most of the newer digital cameras have auto stabilisation which helps a lot.
Another thought is to use a tripod or monopod to make the camera as steady as possible.
My favourite small camera is the Samsung the same as this one:
although I do have a Cannon DSLR for more studio work.
Shutter delay is a good way if the subject stays still. But trying to persuade wildlife to do that can be a challenge 🤭 I went to northern Spain looking for wolves and a friend lent me something akin to a rifle butt handle with an extension that you screwed the camera to. Never again. You can’t believe the hassle at Stanstead and Valallodid. But I did get some nice photos of wolves.Whatever camera you buy they will have a common tripod bush, so there are several steadying devices available. For convenience I have a 'Pod' which has an off centre tripod screw to suit may camera. I also have a 'gorilla pod' which has the screw and three flexible legs (about 6" long' that can be poised to fit various objects, but fits easily in a pocket. There are also some dedicated 'camera bean bags' or if someone is handy with a sewing machine it would be easy to make your own similar.
You could also look for a camera with a 10 sec delay - so you set up the camera with the shutter delay then you are not handling the camera as it 'fires'. Also a trad way to get yourself in the picture selfie style!
Enjoy your photography!
Have you found any of the responses worth considering? Maybe you have already decided what to buy?hi im looking for a camera i can buy ive got a bad tremmer not to exspencive cheers .tom
I would suggest the OP has a look at the Camera Exchange web site (www.webuy.com) They have branches all over the country and sell used cameras at good prices usually with a two-year warranty. They will let you play with it in the shop - it MUST feel right or you likely won't use it - and usually they know how to drive it. They also grade the cameras: A means it is new and complete; B means (often) it is missing the box or some relatively minor part. Avoid C.
Also consider Cash Converters. Their branches tend to vary a bit but you should always get at least a month's warranty so you can try it out at home.
Final point: if you get a Lumix bridge camera make sure it comes with the lens hood - that is tubular or petal shaped plastic bit that fits on the front of the lens to stop sun glare - as they are NOT available as a spare. Look at the the FZ100/150/200 which are light and easy to use and have good lenses; if you can afford the FZnnnn range (expensive) they are superb; otherwise get a FZ45 or later (i.e. number up to 72.) These are heavier but very well built.
User manuals for all Lumix are available on line.
Hi Tom i to have a Sony Cybershot and i brought it some time ago only thing i find it gets throught batteries to quick so for my birthday my wife brought a Kodak PIXPRO FZ151 Digital Camera that one is better to use i hope you are well this lockdown not great but if we can get out with the caravan i hope not to long now Take Care Keep Safe ..hi all hope you are all well with the lockdown ive not been out to look at cameras i just want to take pics when i go away with the van and family the camera ive got now is a cyber shot but i cant keep my hands still it is hard work to keep the camera still thanks for all the answers cheers stay safe .tom