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Re: O/T - Best Digi Cam Under $250
Ditto the Canon cameras. I just picked up an A70 for around 300 w/ features to rival cameras costing 3x as much. Things to look for while comparing:
1. Battery- proprietary or regular sized batteries? You can always find AA batteries (rechargeable or otherwise). Spare proprietary batteries cost alot of $$.
2. Memory-how cheap is it to upgrade. They all come with very little memory. Canon uses CF which is widely available and relatively cheap.
3. Ease of use. Some cameras require an engineering degree to figure out.
There are, I'm sure, tons of other considerations ie. white balance, compression modes, lcd size, etc... but don't get too hung up on megapixels. Unless you're printing posters 3-4 mp is just fine.