Alright, more megapixels, but let me ask you this: are you planning on blowing up the images your take to large prints, say 13x19 or more? Because otherwise more megapixels will not do you a lick of good, and will be more of a hassle, as they take up more space on your camera and computer, and the transfer times will be longer.
Don't fall for the silly idea that more megapixels=better images. It's just not true, except at high print resolutions. And I don't think you're going to be making big prints from an "idiot-proof" point-and-shoot. You just want good snapshots, right?
Kodak also has an annoying software system, and won't allow you to download your pictures without using the software. This is idiotic; Kodak have become the USSR of the camera world.
or is the salesman at Best Buy not being "straight" with me? I posted earlier that I am brand new to digital cameras...we actually have 2 that we never use and we need to get one now for our vacation. I can not put this off any longer.
I need a point and shoot and do not want to spend a lot of money $200 max $250 but considering I want s/t idiot proof for now with out a lot of gadgets and such.
My first post stated my research showed the Canon Power Shots were rated well A540 and A530. Best Buy actually had the A540 but when I was approached by the Sales Associate he started to talk to me about a new Kodack camera that just came on the market (it was priced around $199 and was white and re-charge batteries.....and was 8 megapixels.)
That was more pixels than the Canon but the prices are the same. I wish someone could post a response "Buying a Digital Camera for Idiots" (lol)....
I need s/t easy.....
thanks I am more confused now.