This was originally in my blog, but i'd thought i'd also ask the knowledgable people here, since I need help :].
I need a professional digital camera for one of my classes, but I don't know which one to buy.
I looked online last night for various ones, but I don't really know of the specifics, or which one will be best for what I need it for. It will mainly be used for taking pictures of still lifes (for one of my art/design classes), and for outdoor photos.
I also need an affordable one too, since my budget is around $200~$230 (+ shipping if I buy it online). It should be around 6-8mp also.
I was looking at these:
Nikon Coolpix S210 (8.0mp)
Canon Powershot SD1100 IS (8.0mp)
The first one is cheaper, they both have the same megapixels, etc., but I couldn't decide.
All I have now is my crappy 2.0mp cellphone camera and it has no flash, so obviously that isn't going to cut it, lol.
Any suggestions from people who have good cameras?