My wife has just dropped a hint that she would like to upgrade from her present Kodak Easyshare camera. She does not want a full DSLR, so a bridge camera would seem in order. Looking for example at a Coolpix L810, I find it features a 26x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (22.5 mm wide-angle to 585 mm 35mm equivalent). My reaction - a lens with this extreme zoom range must be a joke, with a maximum aperture of f32 or so at the tele end and awful performance). Is there someone with experience of bridge cameras who can tell me about potential performance? (My wife prints mostly 5x7 inches but does like to blow favorite shots up to 11x14 or so).