I asked this question in OT, never realized we had a photography forum here before. Anyway, i got a wide array of recomendations from OT: - Any Canon A series - Olympus Stylus Verve - Canon S410, S500, S60 or S70 - Nikon 4100 - Olympus C-765 I'm looking for a beginners camera, but i want to be able to grow with it. I don't want a point and clicker. I want the best all around camera i guess. I think I'm leaning towards either the Canon A80 or the Olympus C-765 based on reviews and what i've read on megapixel.net. I can get either of these cameras for right around $300.