Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:27 AM
Hi Arlene, the answer would depend on what type of camera you were thinking of. Do you want to stay with a compact camera? If so I'd go for a Canon SX220HS, Grey, or Purple, if you must! Personally I don't think there's any Bridge camera out there that could better the IQ of the SX220HS, so unless you want a bigger zoom range, ignore them. CSC, Compact Sytem Cameras, being bigger than compacts are less portable & don't offer such a wide focal range, but they do offer a big step up in image quality. It all depends on how much you want to spend on it. You can get the Olympus E-PL1 for around £230, which being a couple of years old means it's cheaper, but not as good as newer models, such as the Panasonic GF3, which is around £380, and produces very good images upto around 1600 ISO. As for red-eye, I still get problems even when using my SLR with red-eye reduction on. You can usually get rid of it after on your computer though in a few seconds.
I'd be happy to give any extra comments if you have any follow up questions.