I've been looking at the Nikon D40 for a while now. Last week it was marked down to $450. I told my mom I was going to grab it on the way home from work. She sent me an e-mail with a link to a camera that she said was better and half the price of what I was looking at. It's a Fuji S2000. She's really into cameras so I figured she knew what she was talking about, and at half the price of what I was going to spend decided to go for it.
Well, it came in last week and I spent days going over the users manual and trying different settings. I hate this thing!! It's got awesome zoom, which is a big thing for me. But the pictures come out all ...................... soft maybe is the word I'm looking for? Just not sharp and crisp.
So, I'm thinking of grabbing that Nikon - that's no longer on sale now - on my way home. But before I do I wanted to see if anyone has suggestions for one they own and love. I'm looking to spend under $550.