Yes, I thought the same when I looked at your Currumbin Rock series. I think you have a good grasp of what it is you want to do. The problem, I think, is for you to have the opportunity to try some equipment and see if it does what you want without getting in your way to do it. I am not familiar with the Chamonix, but the pictures and specs for it seem to make it a camera that would be worth considering. Two questions I would have would be its usability with the larger wide angle lenses and how long a lens it could focus at infinity using its optional extension.