Re: Which camera should I buy FAQ (Please read before posting) I'm not sure if this thread is still active but I could use some help with choosing a camera! The most I would like to pay is $800 but could stretch it out if the camera is worth it. The size doesn't really matter. I'm thinking a standard zoom should suffice. On a scale of 1-10 image quality would probably be 8 or 9. I would like to have the manual options on it (pretty important) I am going to school to be a zoologist and would like to be able to take nice pictures when I'm working out in the field. So, I will be mostly shooting outdoors. I will need a camera that I can take good action shots on since animal don't always like to stop and smile for the camera I don't have any brands that I prefer. Right now I'm using my fathers old chinon cs slr and I love it but I would like a more modern digital one. Thanks in advance for the help!