Your range of camera types is all over the place.
It runs from the ultra compact to the DSLR-like cameras.
You are not ready to choose a camera yet.
You have to define what features you need.
You want manual controls so that eliminates the Canon SD cameras and probably the Sanyo camera/camcorder.
The Canon A590IS will be the lowest priced camera that you will find that has manual controls. It replaces the very popular A570IS.
The Canon A710 has been replaced by the A720IS.
The Olympus C-5060 is a fine camera but it has been out of production for years. You will not be able to find a new one.
The Fujifilm S1000fd appears to be the replacement for the S700/5700.
The S700 has been very popular.
Face Detection is aimed at point-and-shoot buyers.
It is more gimmick than a truly useful feature.
All digital cameras do a good job with Macro photography.
The trick for best results is lots of light and a tripod.
Great photographs are 30% camera and 70% photographer.
So spend some time selecting a camera with a sharp lens and manual controls.
Spend twice as much time learning about photography.
im really into photography, but im an amueture. im trying to find a great camera that will be not too expensive but do great quiality photos ( almost professional looking? ) thats the most important thing whenlooking for a camera ( image quality ) im also looking at the canon g9 - i was wondering, is it ujst great looking photos or professional looking?
and it is worth the price.?
i am also looking for a camera that have face detection and manual setting for different exposures of light and times of day. also for when its dark outside - i want a camera with as little nose as possible.
ill name a few cameras im looking at and i want to know more about them, if they will be worth the price and have GREAT, n ot just ok image quality.
im thinking about :
canon a710 is
fuji finepix s1000 fd
olympus 5060 w2
sanyo camera/ camcorder hd 1
im also looking for camera with great macro photography !
any camera suggestions also?