You might look at just renting a DSLR and a 50mm F1.8 lens to shoot during separate times. Unless you have kids staying still and using a tripod then you'll have to use a flash. An onboard flash will not look appealing, especially when blown up.
I am a part of a team trying to pick out a Camera for a grant which has budgeted 500 for a new digital camera. The camera will be used for taking pictures of children in the classroom during the grant, and these pictures will then be blown up to Poster size.
I am trying to research what sort of numbers to be looking for in specifications of cameras when looking for good quality pictures at this size (up to larger posters - 20x30)
The camera will also be shared with others to take and re-size pictures to poster size to any media of their choosing.
I have read that a good lens and sensor is more important than megapixels. I am unsure what figures of the Camera description really tell me this -- and I'm not sure what is "good."
I'm assuming (please correct me) that a 10-12megapixel camera should be used but was hoping to find out what numbers to look for for lens quality and sensor quality. (What is the dpi?? and what # should I look for)
I also know that I need to make sure it will shoot "RAW" Will that simply be listed on the specifications?
Thank you SOOO much!!!