Greetings, It depends on what size pictures your mom intends to print. The general rule of thumb is 2 Megapixels or higher for 4 X 6 prints, 3 Megapixels or better for 5 X 7, and at least 4 Megapixels for 8 X 10.. That being said, I have gotten some nice quality 8 X 10 prints out of my 2.1 Megapixel Fuji FinePix 2800 ($239 a couple years ago) by using ACDSee's PhotoSlate to interpolate the resolution difference. I like my camera - great color saturation - but something you want to look at with all digital cameras is how they perform in low-light situations without a flash. I am not sure of a good camera in this category, but I can tell you that it's like pulling teeth to get a good shot in this situation with my camera. It's analagous to using a film camera with a top shutter speed of 1/20th sec. Anywho, you should consider things like user interface and the abovementioned low-light shutter performance, but most importantly - get thee to a camera shop. You should be able to do some "hands-on" research to find the best camera for your mum. Take Care, Seth -----Original Message----- To: evolt list Subject: [thelist] $150-ish digital camera recommendation Want to get a fairly simple digital camera as a gift for my mom. It's going to be pretty much used for taking pictures around her apartment, and some of the critters outside of her house. I *would* like her to be able to print out some of her images if she wants, so i'm looking at at least 2 megapixels, right? Probably 3? Anyways, I'm kinda looking at either a Kodak CX4230 or a Fuji FinePix A205. These seem to be kinda ok for a lower end camera. Anybody know anything about these, or recommend anything better?