I'm contemplating buying a Samsung S730 off yugster.com, because my current camera (Sony Cybershot 3.1mp) is getting old and a little cantankerous. Plus it uses memory sticks, and everything else I own uses SD or microSD (so I just buy microSD's with the adapters).

The specs on the Samsung I'm looking at are:

  • Factory Refurbished Samsung Digimax S730 7.2MP Digital Camera with 90-Day Warranty
  • 7.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 3x Advanced Shake Reduction optical zoom
  • 2.5-inch TFT Color LCD display
  • Supports ISO 1000
  • Built-in microphone allows 10-second voice memos to be attached to images
  • Advanced movie function with video in two resolutions: 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 at 15 frames per second, in AVI (MJPEG) format
  • "E" button to access various Photo effects & Editing directly
  • Convenient mode dial & scene mode
  • Auto Macro & 5cm Macro
  • Stores images on SD memory cards (includes 20MB internal memory)
  • Ergonomic grip for steady shooting
  • Powered by AA-size batteries
  • 90-Day Warranty
And it's going for $64.95.

I can't afford a DSLR or even one of the "semi-SLR" ones (SLR-ish shape, large lens, but not interchangeable), and even if I had one, a lot of the potential would be wasted on me, since I know little to nothing about photography, and I'd rather have a little camera that fits in my pocket or glovebox for just taking quick snapshots etc. I also take a lot of photos of dirty car parts etc for asking questions and writing how-to's on car forums, so I don't want to feel bad about the camera getting kinda dirty. (I guess I could use the old Sony as a beater for that sort of thing, but it seems like it might just give up the ghost sometime soon)