Hi, Chas! Thanks for an input - wish I could see examples of best/worst shots & them from a zoomin then. Also, I did read some reviews say that these cameras is "not the Sony it used to be".
I need a compact camera which I can carry in my pants' pocket like a smartphone. It must have high zoom cause with my current one with 5x optical zoom 10mpx I can only do nice shots of ships that are within 50-200m from me & in a good light. Taking pics in my own room is almost pointless with it - even in a good light all comes out grainy & worse than if via current good smartphone. I was quite satisfied with how pics come out via Huawei P20 Pro, especially on a zoom, but buying that just cause of it's camera is a no.
None of the shops in my city had either of Sony DSC HX80 / Canon SX740HS / Nikon CoolPix A900 I thought I could try in my hands - all stores had very simple & very complex & big cameras.
Honestly, I bought my current camera https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyt300
back then just cause it had a very cool design & well... cause I needed a camera.
Here's an example of a decent shot by it in a good light on a 5x zoom - I was like 100m away from the object. I'm very picky to quality when viewed in full size & here all details can be clearly seen: https://i.imgur.com/8OdoIaq.jpg
The camera I want should produce much better than this & in a wide range of conditions.