What types of things do you shoot?.
I really think anything over 5MP is enough for a decently sharp 8 X 10....as long as you don't crop much..
A DSLR is your best bet for quaility and there are plenty of good choices for under $1000....but the cost of a good lens could blow your budget..
If you are looking for an advanced point & shoot you might check out a Sony R1. I have never shot one but I did previoulsy own both an F717 and F828....they were fun to use and very versatile..
I usually shoot landscapes. I'm looking to go bigger then 8x10. I have a FinePix S5200 now. I'm looking to spend under $1000 just for the camera. Any suggestions?..
If you are a beginner, you probably won't know about older cameras such as the Sony R1 or the Fujifilm S5200 so it all depends on what you want to do with it and what features you want..
1. Do you shoot mostly outdoors?2. Do you want something that will slip into your pocket?3. Do you want a 10x or more zoom range?4. Do you want interchangeble lenses?5. How much do you want to spend?6.
7. Do you want a camera that does all of the above and is good in low light? Sorry, it doesn't exist..
Couldn't resist the last one but these forums are full of requests for such a gem..
A good non-SLR choice would be the Panasonic DMC-FZ50 which is selling for $425. The FZ50 is a 10 megapixel camera with a 12x zoom (35-420mm), which should give you enough megapixels and zoom to handle landscapes and other types of shooting. It has a SLR-like zoom ring which is more responsive than a button zoom. I have the older version, the DMC-FZ30, which I am happy with..
Here is a review:.
I shoot mostly outdoors, I would like to be able to use a wide angle lens, I can spend up to $1000 (without the lens) and I don't want something that I will have to replace in the near future because I want features that it doesn't have. Any suggestions?..