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alright guys. I know there are plenty of threads on this out there already. But with everything out there. I am in total confusion. With all the features available and settings. and pro and cons of all the cameras out there.....I am not sure what to even look for to be honest.

Can all of you photography enthusiasts help me out?

I am a complete rookie with photography. And to this day my phone has been my camera for everything.

I am looking for a decent digital camera for somewhere around $150. under 200 guarenteed. but the closer to 150 the better. It doesnt have to have all the latest super fancy adjustments or features. I have been pointed towards Nikon and Cannon when it comes to brands. Is that a good direction to go? Or is there something else that is better?

I would like to take pictures in carious types of lighting. from outside night pics, outside sunset/sunrise pics. dim indoor lighting( both incandescant and flourescent).

what do you guys recomend? And please no online. I live in an apartment complex and have had trouble with lost packages multiple time. (But remember. microcenter price matches new egg!)


so... what do you guys have? If you need any other info let me know!

Cheers!
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Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony... Go to your local camera store with a decent inventory, handle a bunch of cameras. Pick a few in your price range that feel good in your hands and you find the menus easy to navigate. Then compare features, maybe a 3" LCD over a 2.5" does it for you, maybe you like touch screen maybe you don't. As far as resolution you will need 8MP for a quality 8 X 10 print.
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Yep I am with ~sizzle~ here hit up a dedicated camera shop if possible mainly for the reason that they don't usually tether down or otherwise attached security devices to it. This will give you a better idea on how it feels in your hands, the weight or shape. Don't forget some retail chains and a lot of the independent stores allows you to order from them and ship it the store.
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