Originally Posted by chill_babe
I've always wanted to make my photos postcards or something, any idea on how to do that? pm me if ya want.
but anyway, I'm looking in the $200-350 price range I probably don't need anything more than that for now.
Ah, 250-300...I recommend buying used either on evilbay or the buy&sell forum on fredmiranda.com, you'll get more for your money that way, though the hard part is fredmiranda is mainly slr's, and obviously you are not in that market.
Photos as postcards...I know SmugMug - The ultimate in photo sharing. Online photo albums, photo sharing, photo hosting and photo storage.
(ok...wtf....all I did was type their website and it made that hyperlink...um...) can do that (if you sign up with them tell me first and I can save you $5), but they use ezprints for printing, and ezprints doesn't list that on their website so it must be outsourced. I'll see if I can find out who does it for them.
I can say this much, avoid the megapixel trap. What you want is a camera that has low (or lower at least) noise (grainyness) at higher ISO's. I have printed a 20x30" print from a 6MP camera, it came out fine, so I doubt you'll ever need more than 6MP. Ceteris paribus more megapixels means more noise.
I think a Canon G5 would fit the bill (no longer made, but I think they go used for your price range). Canon PowerShot G5 Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
or is that bigger than you want? If you don't like to buy used from people, there's always keh.com that's a real store that sells used camera gear.