* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible. - $150-225.


* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
I'm looking for a compact or subcompact


How many megapixels will suffice for you? 7 -8 megapixels

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

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

Do you care for manual controls? yes

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for? indoors - people, some landscapes

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? - maybe 8 by 10inches

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? maybe 50%

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? not a lot


Are there particular brands you like or hate? like canon & nikon
Are there particular models you already have in mind? Canon powershot 720 / Canon pwershot 590 . Really looking for high quality image.


(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)

would like image stablization