I am in desperate need of a new camera! I need to get back to documenting my life :)
Mine is almost 3 years old (I know that's not old but the picture quality seriously bites, I have no clue why I thought it use to take such great pics?) and I am ready to upgrade.
I need a camera that has all of these qualities:
compact enough to fit in a purse - I'd like a Nikon D40 or a Canon Rebel to take fantastic photos with but let's face it, my purse is heavy enough and most aren't big enough for this size camera. I don't need to tote a camera bag around. I would feel like a bag lady
takes quality pictures - this speaks for itself. So many point and shoot cameras produce horrible quality pictures that aren't worthy of facebook or twitter much less my blog.
not too pricey - as a struggling post-grad with a job in the economic recession, I need to keep the cost friendly. Let's say in the $200 range? I just know there is little to NOTHING for less than that. My crap camera I have now cost almost that much.
I am open to any and all suggestions. Help me out, blog friends! I trust you with all kinds of advice so hit me with your best shot. What kinds of cameras do you all use?