A few tips on a selecting a Digital camera. 1. The Mega pixel of the camera directly relates to the ability to enlarge a picture and the digital clarity of the picture. Once you get more then 3mp IMO its hard to tell the difference on a computer. 2. If you are going to be Zooming make sure it has good optical Zoom, digital zoom pictures are REALLY grainy and poor quality. 3. Unless you have used an SLR camera shy away from Digital SLR camera's, most are quite expensive and difficult to use. However if you are going to dabble in amature photography then a digital SLR camera may offer the flexibility you need. Be prepared to read a very large owners manual. This is based on personal experience and web research.
Edit: just re-read your post, that information is for digital Still camera's. I don't have much exp with full digital video cameras although I have used the Sony DVD system and had great results.
Edited by Sneakycyber, 16 July 2007 - 11:22 AM.