Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. $500, though flexible up or down Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? compact Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? I'm told 6 is sufficient, though perhaps 10? * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) Not particularly important * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 8 Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? no General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? pictures of young children * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? possibly 8x10s, probably not much larger Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? yes Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? Not necessarily for sports, but speed is very important - my wife hates lag between photos and really wants to be able to click over and over without pause (a la DSLR). Probably the feature she is most inererested in. Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? have always owned Nikon but not particularly focused on it Are there particular models you already have in mind? Have been told to consider the RX100 but that seems like potentially more camera than we need (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) No And thanks!