First of all, I'm not a member of the GoPro fan club. It is undoubtedly a great camera but I'd like to find an alternative that doesn't require a lot of post-processing to remove the wide-angle distortion. I don't need wifi but I do want good quality still photos and hopefully, time lapse. The Sony RX100 looks really good -- but at around $600 it is well beyond my budget. There are other good cameras besides the Sony in the "compact" class. Where I really need help is identifying one that won't break the bank yet fits at least most of the requirements for a suitable Phantom cam. I'm unclear, for example, on which features are most important when used with a Phantom -- video fps, stabilization, etc. etc. DPpreview has a good "roundup" of compact cameras here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/236773 ... ct-cameras Can you help me identify the best candidates?