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2. What features or capabilities do you want it to have? Is there a certain lens or built in flash that you would like to come with it? What memory cards are you going to use with it and does it work with the camera your considering? Is shutter lag an issue?
3. What brand do you like or was recommended to you? Is there a specific camera you heard a lot about? Are you looking for a point and shoot, a SLR, a DSLR, or a film camera?
4. Does the size of the camera matter? What about the weight?
5. How easy is the camera to use? Is the amount of control you have on the camera important?
I suggest you write down your answers to these questions on a piece of paper before you shop, and even do some online research before hand. Try to avoid electronic shops for camera shopping because they may have less options to buy and are less likely to be able to answer all your questions in comparison to a photography store. My recommendation: B&H
If your interested I currently use and highly recommend the Nikon D50 (pictured below). The Nikon D50 is one of my favorite cameras because its durable, its fast, and it produces high-quality images. If your interested you can purchase the camera or read about it by clicking below.