I used to have the Kodak Easyshare z915 & it takes really good pictures with awesome quality, it's sold for such a good price, it's light, it's compact & it's super easy to use. I'll post a picture of something I took with that camera so you can see the quality.
The camera I have is the Nikon 3100, it's $550.00. It's a really good camera! When I take pictures of myself it shows some of the single strands of my hair that stick up, it has great detail and clear pictures! Definitely worth it :)
I can tell you that the one I purchased recently is AMAZING! It's a Nikon Coolpix P500. You can get them at Walmart for around $370 (with tax included). Here's a pic that was taken with it, just to show the quality.
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