Hey I was wondering if I could get a recommendation from some of the photo guys..
My sister wants to get a new digital camera for a graduation present. She has an Olympus right now, something about 3 megapixels. She wants to get a newer one with more manual controls, higher resolution, better zoom, better image quality, etc. But, the camera should be around $500 or less.
We were at the store today and were looking at some. There was a Panasonic zoom that looked pretty good but the one I liked was a new Canon S2 1S that just came out recently. It is 5 Megapixels, 12X optical zoom, image stabilizer, auto controls and pretty much full manual control, and a 2" LCD screen and good button layout. What do you think? Know of any other good possibilities? She mostly likes to do stills, but I would want to use it to take some cool car pictures during the day and also night stills.