I have a Fuji Finepix HS50 which has a x42 zoom and manual control of the zoom.
but seriously, i was just wondering why you don't like interchangeable lenses?
How much is a 24mm lens?
Who cares?It isn't wide enough!
So what super-zoom camera have you experience of that has a wider lens?
Loved by minolta A2, back in it's day.
I've had a Panasonic Lumix DMC - ZS50
But, now, none of the manufacturers seems to make a manual zoom.
but that the technology has left behind the folks that still like manual control.