ive been looking for a good two months now, and will be ready to buy around the middle of the month. i looked at some HP digital cams today, and they looked alright... went to dpreview.com and read some reviews and everything as well. I just dont want to buy something and have it NOT be what i want. anyways, ill tell you guys what i want to take pictures of, and what i want, and you suggest something for me. one thing, i cant spend any more than $500 on the camera itself... im going to college this fall and still need to buy another laptop - good contrasting pictures, like sunsets, trees in the fall, sun going down on a lake, that sorta thing... - high qualty still life and action shots - night time shots of the city and highways, with the lens exposed for a period of time - needs good zoom for far away pictures of cars and hot women - has to be able to do movies with sound, as long as possible - highest resolution possible... id like something over 5mp, but will settle for anything over 4. ive looked into the coolpix 5000 but thats out of budget ask me for more info if you need to, but see what you can find with that. thanks a lot!