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    Should I keep my Lumix ZS70 or get a DSLR?

    I think you are well ahead of many of your contemporaries, shooting RAW. The performance of most cameras is just crippled by the universal use of JPEG, it is a deliberate Lowest Common Denominator approach that squashes all the image peaks of color and light into average mush. RAW is different...
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    Should I keep my Lumix ZS70 or get a DSLR?

    Hi bbbird, You've developed a good technique to make the Lumix work for you, but which is unlikely to carry over to a big SLR such as the Nikon D3500. Plus you note that you want better pictures of birds further away and in lower light. That is a tall order. Your Lumix has a 720mm equivalent...