Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. 400-600 U.S. dollars Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? Size doesnt really matter as long as its good. Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? 7.0 and up i guess. * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) Ultrazoom would be nice. * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 10 Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)?yes General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? amateur photography, action shots, normal uses such as pictures of friends having fun etc... * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? Maybe...depending on my mood, but definitely should be able to. Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? yes Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?yes Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? Nope. Are there particular models you already have in mind? No. (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) Not really but if it has these such features its definitely a plus.