If you are in the United States, cameras are very inexpensive now.
You can get one for under $200 if you wish.
Go to Wal-Mart even and buy one that is at least 3 megapixels and you are fine.
Do NOT buy one that is 2 megapixels today ( it's a big waste of money ), if it were me buying one, I'd get at least a 4 megapixel.
Want to learn about digital cameras and what to buy ? go to www.Dpreview.com
- this is THE "bible" of knowledge on the Net,
this is the number one website for digital camera reviews - there's not another that comes close.
There are forums there also, go nuts, they get so posts a minute it would make your head spin haha, hey the guy is in his 30s, lives in England
and is a millionaire already, ( the owner of the site ) .... he must be doing something right :-)
Another one to check is called Steve's Digicams, his is a simple site but a good one.
If you want a good camera ? ... go with a Canon PowerShot series camea, you won't be disappointed.
I shop here all the time: www.ecost.com
check out this amazing Canon camera: The Canon PowerShot A85 for only $222.95
This camera gets amazing reviews, and the results are very very good.http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail.asp?dpno=483884
I ordered the A75 for a friend last March, and the image quality is amazing on his.
Go to ecost.com and do a earch for "canon powershot" ... then check out what you can afford. I like Canon because they
have been a true camera maker for decades, and they know what they are doing, no wonder Canon is such a big seller these days.
I do a lot of photography stuff, and just love Canon, everyone will give you info on what you want though so take it all in
then decide on what you want and can afford.
If you want a really high quality camera production work, then go with the Canon EOS 20D, which will set you back about $2500 ( this is a professional SLR )
( I don't have this camera but a buddy of mine does, and I drool over it, but it's just out of my league. )
If you want to save some money then think about the Canon A400, seen here:http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail.asp?dpno=494220
it's : $159.00
My wife has the A300 ( Canon ) and is happy with it, although it's a bottom of the line camera. Image quality is very good, but the camera is a bit
slow to respond for me.
The A85 and brand new A95 are very nice cameras, you get a swivel LCD which is super. I have an older PowerShot G2, ( bought in 2001 ) but works great.
If you want a really SUPER camera, that is super super small, then go with the Canon PowerShot SD300 ! , the size of this camera will blow you away haha,
my brother and brother in law just bought this camera about 2 months ago. It's a 4 megapixel powerhouse ! .... HUGE LCD screen on the back of it,
and the image quality is amazing.
I have photos of me holding it, which I can post if you want - this is one sweet camera !
see review here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd300/