I posted this on another forum, and was just looking for more imput. This forum seems to be more active than the one i posted in before. Background: I work for a car dealership. we take pictures of all of our used cars and post em up on our website. I have been using a Panasonic lumix DMC-FZ4 that was purchased about 5 years ago to take pictures. We also recently built a couple of walls inside a building to serve as a "photo booth" with the new booth, they want to buy a new camera. The panasonic takes very grainy pictures. my GM thought we should go with some kind of dslr, but I am concerned that it would be overkill. our website can only post images up to 800x600 i believe, I would have to resize all of the images coming from any dslr. he is sending me to some photography class at the local community college to improve my photography skills. so maybe an advanced compact camera would fit in and be able to utilize some of the functions i will be learning about. Budget My GM appeared to be willing to spend over a grand on a Nikon D5000 with a bunch of accessories. So anything is really available. Size small enough to put on a monopod to steady my hands, i always take blurry shots. Features Megapixels, i hear they dont really matter unless you are going to be printing pictures. probably standard zoom * How important is image quality to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10) important, smooth, not grainy, able to take quality shots of car interior features up close, thats macro photography or no? Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? I think it would be helpful to have the options General Usage * What will you generally use the camera for? Taking exterior and interior photographs of used cars in a white walled room with clear white flourecent lights overhead. * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? nope, not at all, strictly online Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? All indoor Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? nope Miscellaneous Are there particular brands you like or hate? nope Are there particular models you already have in mind? maybe G10, or something like that, is that overkill? (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD) I like image stabilization, the GM thinks we could use a hotshoe flash to help light up interiors of cars, an angled LCD may be neat, but probably is not necessary.