This seems to be a good place to ask.....what is a good brand of camera, then what model.
I know price can go up to insane prices.
Right now I have a Sony cybershot 3.2mp that I use for work and whatever else I want to take pictures of. I also use that one for quick video clips. One thing is that the color just doesn't seem to be there. it does have nice colors, but you know what I mean.
Here is a link to a few pics I took, to show you what I mean about color. This is in the full size 3.2mp. Also you will notice that the 1st and second pic are the same except I am zooming in in one of the pics, that seems to make it even worse. That is optical zoom not digital.
I am a member on this forum. They have a Buy/Sell forum and right now there are alot of great deals on Camera bodies and lenses. Mostly Canon and Nikon. You have to join to view the Buy/Sell forum. Better than cruising Ebay. http://www.fredmiranda.com/
Yea, I've gotten stuff off of that site before. I bought my 85mm lens from a guy on there. It'* truly a great place to go, because mostly everyone has the same love for photography, as well as the respect and care for the equipment, so you get a good deal, and a good product. That 85mm lens I bought was used for a while, but looks brand new, and works pefectly.