When our old Polaroid digital camera finally broke down, we had a big, long choice on what digital camera to buy as a replacement. Finally, we came down to the deciseon that the Samsung D85 wsa best for us. Firstly, I have to say that this is an amazing camera in quality and functions: it features 5X optical zoom which is extremely useful. It also has 8.2 megapixels so the quality of the picture is very good. Another feature is the face recognition. Like it says in the name, this feature recognizes faces and makes them clearer when you take the picture. Also, this camera has quite a lot of useful modes such as: night mode, auto mode, film mode, face recognision mode, shake reduction mode and manual mode. Auto mode sets default setting which are best for the conditions you are photgraphing however, if you are a proffesional or you know what you are doing with cameras, then there is a manual mode which lets you manualy adjust settings like "iso" and "focus" and sharpness and all sorts of stuff like that. This camera is also quite compact - it doesn't fit into your pocket however it is still small enough to be convinient to carry around on trips.
I have to compliment that although this is not a "video camera", this camera has superb filming capabilities. It can store a considerable amount of film and the picture is very clear (not grainy unless viewed on a big screen). A negative on this camera is on how much battery power it uses. If using normall batteries, they will probably go after 50-75 photos. If using flash then the batteries would probably go after 25-50 photos. This however, is the only negative point about this camera.
Overall, this is an outstanding camera for any sort of person from an amateur photographer to a professional who wants a compact camera. :)