ok, so i currently have alittle kodak easy share, it works for what it is, basic... i get good shots about 50% of the time, the rest tend to come out fuzzy, grainy, glarey or just plain too dark... i WANT: an easy to use beginner camera something a little more advanced than a simple point and shoot, but nothing too fancy, im not realy interested in interchangable lenses. Budget friendly, i cannot ever imagine spending more than $250 on a digi cam easy interface, it should be very simple to dl pics form the camera to the computer... i plan to use this camera for: taking pictures of the dogs, inside and out. something that will capture them even at their normal pace of always moving lol day trips to places like the zoo, so a good zoom with clear pictures and good in low light. ren faire, something with good color capture cause fair is a colorfull place. people, nothing portait studio style, but i do take pics of my friends and family. close up, i like to take pictures of flowers and such, so something that can get in close get the detail and not look off would be great. (suprisingly my current camera actually takes nice shots up close of things that dont move lol.) i know im asking alot out of a "budget" camera, but i think theres got to be something buget frinedly that can do at least most of those things. ive been looking at the kodak Z950 i like that its an easy share camera and will work with my printer dock wihtout any extra cables. im more than happy to look at other brands and models, and i do know that MP's are not nessicaily better higher lol. i may want to print out a few larger prints but nothing poster sized lol 10 x 13 tends to be as big as i go for print outs so less Mega pixles is fine.. i is sooo confused.