My current camera's shit. Takes like 10 seconds to start up, takes low-quality video, if I move at all during images they come out really blurry, there's optical artifacting, blah blah blah. It was a cheap camera out of the bargain bin of walmart and I use it because it's a functional digital camera... so pretty much anything that's not a total piece of shit will work. So I want a new one. Under $125 or so. Starts up really quick. This is a main issue. Moments in life aren't going to sit around for 6 seconds waiting for a camera to load up... I want to be able to pull it out, press a button, and take a picture. Internal/rechargeable battery. I'm not lugging around cases of AA batteries in this day and age. Uses SD. I guess I could go for Memory Stick as well, but I already have some 2/4GB SDs laying around, 'ya know? Can function as a webcam when hooked up to a computer. This isn't a requirement... but it is something I'd really like. Anything 5MP or up is fine for my needs, almost everything is going to end up online, maybe as a wallpaper or photoshopped first, so I don't need images larger than 2560x2048 or whatever. Can do decent-quality video, I don't need 1080P recording. I'm not that concerned with video format as long as it's in the AVI container so I can mess with it's internals with VirtualDub without having to do a video transcode first. While I would like to be able to focus on things close up (my current can't focus less than about a foot away), I don't care much about zoom. This is going to be a "life" and "projects" camera, not something to record microchip transistor designs with.