Budget $500-$800 (considering buying used so budget shouldn't really play a big factor) Size rather smaller side/lighter however doesn't play a huge factor Features and General I'm just getting into the photography world and don't know much about features I want/need, which is why I'm asking the experts (you!) General Usage I'm going on an exchange to Chile in the near future, want to be able to take pictures of scenery, people and things I discover while I am there. I want a camera that will take high quality pictures both indoors and outdoors, still and action. I would like a versatile camera that isn't too heavy and big to lug around, but I'm ready to get out of the standard point and shoot cameras. I would also like the feature where (being a huge amateur here) you can focus on the close up item and blur the background (hopefully you know what I mean) and the shutter speed where you can take a lot of pictures quickly haha Miscellaneous Preferred brand is Canon Thanks in advance for your advice! I know I have a lot of learning to do, but I'm really excited to jump into the photography world!