My bad, I left this thread without an answer. I decided last year that it wasn't worth buying a camera from Pakistan, they're old, overpriced and the range available is too narrow. So I'm gonna ask someone to bring it for me from America. I'm an amateur when it comes to digital cameras, heck, I don't even know what aperture is. I know megapixels and zoom and that's it
Here's what I'd like in a camera:
1) Ease of use and durability: rechargeable batteries, easy buttons/options, don't want a weak-cased camera, don't need touchscreen either (though it'd be cool), buttons will do just fine as long as they're not messy, and I'd really like a compact form factor.
2) Picture Quality: As far as optical zoom and megapixels are concerned, the more the merrier. The rest I don't know what they even mean. I'm not a big fan of photography.
3) Price: The budget's around $160, maybe a lil' bit more. I just want an easy to use point-and-shoot camera, nothing fancy. I'm using Amazon to look around for prices and cameras, will also look around on BestBuy.
I just found Panasonic Lumix DMC FP3 which costs $151 on Amazon. It has good features but reviews say the touch interface is slow.
I also like Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 which also costs $151 though I'm not a fan of the bulging lens, I guess those are necessary for the 8x optical zoom.
I still have time to decide and I haven't even looked at other companies yet.