Hello. To begin, I should say that I am in no way a photographer, so my knowledge of the subject is extremely limited. I do, however, find it very interesting, and it seems like something I might be able to get into, though around here, there's really nothing I feel like taking pictures of. However, next month I'm going on a trip to the arctic circle, in Alaska, which promises to have beautiful scenery that I'd love to take a billion pictures of. I have a Sony digital camera right now (not sure of the model), but it's not as great of quality as I'd like to have for any pictures I take on this trip. So, I'm in the market for a new camera. I've already got a digital and I would PREFER to stay digital (though I am open minded about it so if you'd like to convince me of otherwise, feel free to try!), and one that takes pictures of quality that looks great not only on a computer, but should I decide to print any of them out it wouldn't suffer in quality. I know digital cameras tend to be more expensive than regular ones, so as they go I think I'd be willing to spend around $300-$500 on one. With a regular, as they're typically cheaper I'd prefer to spend less. If you recommend a regular camera though, it'd have to be one that figures out all of the settings for you automatically. I don't think I could learn all I need to know about the different settings and exposures and all that in a month that I'd need to have these pictures turn out good. Any advice, opinions and recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks! EDIT: I should also add, sticking with Sony for digital cameras would be nice since I've already got some memory sticks compatable with Sony cameras, but again, I'm open minded and willing to take other suggestions.