Well, considering the fact that my house has been missing a digital camera for about a year, and that my sister's graduation is coming up, my family is in need of a camera. Since I can't get a job, this is my chance. I guess you can call it, "using" my parents' money to get started in photography. I am looking for a camera at $300-ish or less with full manual controls (doesn't need manual focus), but also with an auto setting so my parents can use it as well. I don't know if my parents will have that money to spare, but if I can't talk them into it, I'll get the Canon A590 which has manual controls and auto controls. Saying, I do get them to agree, what camera should I get? I'm pretty sure this is called an advanced P&S. I do not need interchangeable lenses as of now. I'll be shooting a variety of scenes from landscapes to night shots. I would prefer if it comes with a built-in flash or an external flash option, but if not, it's fine. Any Ideas?