Hi all! I'm a college freshman with a limited budget and I was wondering if you guys could help me find the perfect camera! The money issue rules out all DSLR's. :-( Although I know I could probably dig around and find a moderately priced one, I'd rather not. :meh: I just have a few things I really need. 1.) "Ultrazoom" camera. i.e.: greater than 10x optical zoom 2.) The ability to shoot in RAW format. That's it! There are some things I'd like to also have... but I wouldn't mind terribly if the camera lacked it... Things like it running off of AA batteries, optical viewfinder, image stabilization... I was looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18... but I've heard not so great things about it's picture quality. If I can't find a good alternative, then I'll buy it. Thank you all so much! If this is the wrong place for this thread... SORRY! Please direct me to the right place. Thanks!