Lynn - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am looking to upgrade my current camera. I'm looking for good, clear, pictures, a 30x optical zoom or better, non-blurry action shots, clear (not grainy and gray) pictures from across the room, built-in flash, easy to use, and small enough to carry in my purse all day. (Don't care if it takes video). I'm open to DSLR and point and shoot cameras. Price tag - no more than about $1,000, including any possible extra lenses. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I've been looking online, and the cameras that I thought would work, are huge, bulky, heavy, and only have 3-5x optical zoom. I want a camera that can take pictures from the other side of the cafeteria without the distance being a problem for the flash. I know I can adjust the ISO for low-light, but I know very little about cameras, and I'm so confused and frustrated by what I'm reading online.