Budget $300 (£150-170), but very willing to look for second-hand - e.g. eBay Size Ideally something no larger than say, a Lumix DMC-LX1/2/3. I want to be able to put it in my pocket, so no ultrazooms. Features *How many megapixels will suffice for you? I guess a min of around 8 - iso performance, colour and manual settings are more important to me. * What optical zoom will you need? Not my focus, but a little zoom is always good. * How important is “image quality” to you? 7-8 *Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? They would be very useful, but again - if it can take amazing photos in a normal mode I'd prefer to get the shot and play in photoshop later. I want to remember the year, take it with me on trips and so on. General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? Having in my pocket/bag. Taking with me to remember crazy moments - to sports games, out on nights out, to play polo, to go on trips to mexico, all sorts. * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? No, but I'd like to view them on a computer screen quite big and print some (no bigger than 12" across) Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? Probably - nights out in clubs and pubs and parties Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? Yeah, I'll be playing Polo and watching all sorts of amercian sports I'll be new to Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? I've never liked the appearance of nikon and fuji cameras. Aesthetics are very important to me. Are there particular models you already have in mind? Only secondhand DMC-LX1's and DMC-LX2's, FX35's/FX500s (but can't find any 500s or lx2s for less than £200 ($400) secondhand/ebay). (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) Wide angle would be helpful. Image stabilisation definetly. The rest are pretty come and go. Thanks, hope I've given enough information.