My parents want to get me a digital camera for my birthday (probably so they will have some indication of what I'm up to in New York.) I know very little about what is good and bad in this section of the market.
I'm looking for something small, versatile, and great for point-and-click stuff. I'm not taking artsy photos or anything, and I don't need a DSLR or anything. I don't even know what a good "bang for the buck" price range is.
I use this, and it is fantastic.
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