for personal use. I just want something to take so my husband and I can take pictures at shows. I have between $350-500 to spend, and have looked at everything without getting a conclusive opinion on one specific camera. I would like more zoom, but realize I may be losing image quality in this case. So mostly, I'm looking for something that will perform well in lower light situations. My biggest problem is that there are so many cameras to choose from and no one ever suggests the same camera twice. I appreciate any help you can give!!!!