We need a new camera soon, and I want to do some research before I buy one. So first of all, I want to ask you guys! Since I know some of you are camera buffs.
I think I am just going to stick with a point-and-shoot for now. Around the $200-$500 price range. I would love to get a more 'fancy' super-awesome camera, but I'm not sure if I can justify the price if I am only taking pics of the kids every day? I would LOVE to get into photography more in the future, but I just don't have the time or money to pursue it now. But I do want a decent enough camera to capture my kids day to day.
Here is what is important to me:
*Quick reaction time. I push the button and it takes the picture immediately. Ours right now has about a second delay and I miss so many good shots because of it.
*Quick recovery between shots. Ours right now takes 5-10 seconds (depending on how the batteries are, and they die SO quickly), and it drives me crazy. I would love to be able to just shoot away continually if possible.
*Preferably a rechargeable battery, that I could get 2 of so I could keep an extra charged one on hand.
*A really good memory card (or at least I could buy an extra card with tons of space to go with it).
*I'd like 10 or so mega pixels.
*It MUST be able to take video as well.
*Zoom is nice, but not too essential.
Ok, so I really don't know anything about cameras at this point. I could use some help and tips! Or even if you have an awesome camera that is above my price range, let me know about it and maybe I can save up for a while if it's worth it. I'd like to learn about/have the option to play with manual settings some day too.