My sister just asked me to help her pick a camera, and I'm hoping someone here might be able to help (I have much more experience on the video side of things, rather than still photography) My sister is a photography enthusiast; I know she's looking at going into it for a career. That being the case, the first thing I suggested was a DSLR, but I guess she wants to wait on that... both because of cost, and the fact that she's going on a trip overseas and wants a compact camera that she can keep with her without a camera bag or anything... I personally use a Nikon D40, which obviously falls on the DSLR side of things... and as I mentioned, most of my work is in video, so I really don't know much about still cameras, especially on the "consumer" level. I'm guessing her budget is going to be $200-$400. Hopefully I've provided enough info for someone to point me in the right direction... but if you need any more info from me, just let me know... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!