Capturing the moments of our lives with camera's is easier than ever thanks to the camera in your cell phone. The best camera is the one with us right? Sometimes you need a little more than the camera on the back of your phone. Friends, family and clients always ask me "What type of camera should I get?"
There are so many choices it can be very overwhelming, but if you narrow it down to two things your decision can be much easier:
1-Do you want a camera in your back pocket or purse? Get a point and shoot (smaller camera).
2-Do you want a camera that requires it's own bag? Get a DSLR (looks like a 35mm camera).
Each has it pros and cons, but the largest difference is going to be image quality, so do a little research at places like www.dpreview.com or www.the-digital-picture.com. After you have compared sharpness, purple fringing, shutter lag and drooled over your final decision, stop by a camera shop (not Best Buy, or Target or Walmart) to get a feel for focusing, shutter lag (or lack of) and how the camera feels in your hands.
Good luck and have fun shooting!