OK Guys… I need a little help… For Christmas this year, my two major gifts are going to be a digital still camera and a digital motion camcorder. As you can see, I made two threads, one for each of these things, because I need specific help for each. I also know that they make camcorders that have built-in still photo functions… But I want them separate because I have specific needs/wants for each of them… Anyway… This thread is about a digital still camera. OK, let me explain my plight. I have an Olympus 1.3 megapixel digital camera (I got it as a gift a few years ago...). Of course, though, I’m going to be making the upgrade, the step up, for Christmas. I am looking for a digital still camera with as HIGH a megapixel count as possible (preferably around 5 or even 6 MPs). I’m not a professional photographer; I don’t need a professional camera. However, I would like to take VERY high quality shots with it… VERY high quality… And, I’m not going to use any filters or any crazy things like that… just simple point-and-shoot… I wouldn’t have the time to do anything otherwise. And… oh yeah.. it should have a fast speed (shutter speed, is it?). If, say, I’m on a bus, or on a fast-moving ride, or anything like that, I want to be able to take a picture and not just see a blur. My budget for this digital still camera is just around $500 US. (I’ve allotted one thousand even to buy both the digital still camera and the digital camcorder.) I know there have been many digital camera buying advice threads before… but technology, especially imagining technology like digital cameras, changes so rapidly and becomes obsolete within even just a few months… It doesn’t matter to me what sort of memory media card it takes… I *believe* I can handle all types of cards… And if not, well then, I’ll just have to buy the capability to do so along with the camera! I’d also like a zoom on it, optical and/or digital… whatever it is, so long as it can zoom. Does anybody have any ideas or recommendations for what might fit my requirements? Also, what brand is best? I know my “requirements” may seem a little… I dunno.. pricey? But, I’m sure there is a camera around or under $500 that has most of them. Just give me some suggestions! Thanks!