Budget * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. $250-500 Size * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? size does not matter. Features How many megapixels will suffice for you? * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x) not sure, doing macro, not far shots. * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) image quality is very important 9 or 10 Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? does not matter General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? need to take hi quality pictures of extremly small items (beads) * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? no, just posting images to websites. Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? all will be indoor and/or low light photos Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? no, will not be. We sell beads (very small beads, vintage seed beads, crystals, etc) and need to take very hi-quality images of them which needs to showcase thier cut, sparckle, minute diferences in shades or textures, etc. any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.