I decided that I needed a camera with image stabilization with a zoom lens to use as a walk-about camera to document what I see. The camera needed to be small and lightweight, weather resistant, and not too expensive. The solution I came up with was to go to a micro 4/3 sensor with the Olympus E-M5 III camera and the 14-150mm lens. I finally found a used one that was in like-new condition.
My biggest concern was that I wanted to be able to use it at night and I wasn’t sure about the digital noise and how slow of a shutter speed I could manage handheld. The above is one of my first test photos that I made last night from my back porch when it was still raining a little. It is an in-camera jpeg made at ISO 5000, f/5.5, and 0.5 sec., 60mm focal length, which has been further tweaked using Lightroom Classic. I think it will be good enough for what I want to do. A little more time and variety of images will confirm my hopes, or not.