Our camera ended up taking a bath in a lake , witch leave us no other choice then buying a new one. We had a Nikon coolpix p300. I need to remplace it fast summer vacations are just there and i'm trying to get some advice Budget App between 300 and 400 ( more or less ) Size Not to big , but could be bigger then our previous nikon or same size Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? * What optical zoom will you need? Standars zoom would be fine * How important is “image quality” to you? I really like a good image 8 /9 Do you care for manual exposure modes ? Not that much i would love to do it but i don't have much time to learn it. General Usage The camera is mostly to take picture of the kids and or places we visit. Inside and outside, i choose the previous Nikon cause i had been told it was doing great in low light. We also record video of the kids fairly often Miscellaneous I haven't look much on the net this time because we are kinda in a hurry and i have no idea how camera have improved since we bought the last one. I did like my Nikon i also liked my Canon i had before that one. We take a lot of picture !