When I finally decided to go digital, I went to my local Ritz Camera shop. I wanted to look over many models and have someone right there to answer all my questions.
First I knew NOTHING about digital cameras. I knew I just wanted something to take pictures of my kids. I LOVE my camera! I have had it for 5 years and its been very versatile and durable. Its easy to use for the novice camera owner. The camcorder feature is a nice addition, especially when going to school functions for my son and I want to video tape and take pictures.
The pictures come out beautiful and a very easy camera for the beginner to take awesome pictures!
My only major complaint is the LCD screen is rather small, but for an older model this is understandable.