Budget

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. $300-700

Size

* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? Compact, the smaller the better

Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you? 5meg

* What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other – Specify) 5x

* How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) 5

Do you care for manual controls? No

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for? General use, family pictures, holidays etc

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? Yes, if possible

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? Yes

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? No

Miscellaneous

Are there particular brands you like or hate? No

Are there particular models you already have in mind? No

(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) No

Comment: Want a good quality picture and video camera in one. Was looking at a Canon, but most (or all?) cant zoom while taking video. To be used by ameture so prefoerably minimal fancy controls.