I have a crazy 8 month old Doberman & soon we will have another puppy in the house. We need a good camera. My phone takes good snap shot photos if in the right light. I want a camera that can take low light photos. I also need to be able to take photos very quickly & consecutively. Puppies wiggle & move so much. Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. Preferably under $700. Used is ok but only if it comes from a good seller & maybe has a warrantee. Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? Doesn’t matter a ton but light & comfortable to have around is helpful. Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? as many as I can get. 16+ I guess * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) The most amount of optical zoom that I can afford. But realistically I don’t think I have the need to super far. * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 10 if I am paying for a nice camera I want quality images. My idea of quality vs a pro may not be the same. I share a lot of photos online & would like to be able to print some photos. Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? I want manual options but until I learn how to properly use them I will go in auto. (took a photography class 20 years ago. I don’t remember all that much & now we have digital.) General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? Dog photos & some nature shots. * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? Mostly under 4x6 - 8x10 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? I have always owned canon snap shots but their quality has gone down recently. However if I go DSLR I am leaning towards a canon rebel. (not sure which model is best for me) Are there particular models you already have in mind? Sony Cybershot (not DSLR) has peaked my interest as a compromise. Otherwise I have been told Fujifilm is good. Canon of course. I have been scare off to go Nikon from people saying that it is not a great beginner camera. I need to be able to use my camera out of the box and take the time to learn the advanced settings as time goes on. I do not have to have a DSLR. But logic tells me that may be the direction to go. (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) Image stabilization is key. Wide angle is cool. *** Has to be able to take photos quickly… lag is not an option. *** Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.