I’m in the market for a digital camera. I want something good, but I don’t have a ton of money to spend. Basically, I’d like to keep it under $250. I’m looking for a good point-and-shoot camera that could conceivably replace my film camera, or at least be interchangeable. I’m not a professional photographer and don’t need anything too high-end.
Most importantly, I need it to take very detailed close-ups, so a good zoom is a must. I sell a lot of items on eBay (mainly comic books and action figures), so I need the camera to take pictures of these items to list with my auctions. I used to lay my items flat on a flatbed scanner, and the resulting images were of surprisingly great quality. My scanner recently died, and rather than replace it, I think I’d rather just bite the bullet and get a digital camera that can take equally good close-up pictures of my collectibles and collections.
Any advice is appreciated! Megapixels, brands, technical specs, anything I should AVOID… let me know! And thanks in advance.