From your list, the Canon A710 is likely to please you the most.
Very sharp photos.
Regarding twilight photography:
If you want to do this well with any of the cameras you list, use a tripod.
Regarding indoor photos:
Use the flash.
Photos without flash require a tripod.
For good indoor and twilight shooting, you will need a DSLR.
The Nikon D40 is the lowest priced DSLR.
Im needing a good digital camera and ive picked out a few that I am considering, but I need some insight on which is the best.
Im looking for a camera that takes nice sharp pictures at high resolutions in all range of lighting even low light at almost dusk and indoor photos. I also want a camera that takes great action shots, and has pretty good battery life.I dont really care about video as I have a camcorder for that and I most likely wont use any bundled software.
My dad has an hp photosmart 935 and it takes awsome pictures but the battery life is horrible, I want a camera that takes pictures like that camera but with more features. I am not a professional photographer but I enjoy high quality photos. Here are my choices in order of how good I think they are.
Fujifilm FinePix E900
my cousin has this camera and its my cheapest option, but it seemed to take blurry pictures and action was pretty bad. Also indoor pics wernt too great, but i think the settings were messed up, and i didnt change them
Fujifilm FinePix S700
This is big and clunky looking but if it takes good pictures then i can handle it. I looked at mixed reviews some places praised it and others degraded it.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55
this is compact, but reviews say it has next to no features and I saw a nighttime photo of a city and it looked horrible but the close up in well lit areas where great.
Cannon PowerShot A710
This is the most expensive of the bunch and I dont really want to buy it unless it is way better than the others, I havnt really looked into this one
if you have any other reccomendations im open, but im not wanting to shell out much more than $200 thanx