Hi Robin!. I washed my prize possession this past summer (my camera) and must now buy a new one. I used my camera to take pictures of my children. So I need something lightweight and takes fast photos especially in dark settings or at night. I often use a picture as the 12 x 12 background paper so the more pixels the better picture (I use 300 dpi). Can you please recommend a camera(s) for me. Thank you.
— scraplady, IL on Feb 26, 2012

Major sad day on that one! :(

We recommend a Nikon or a Canon as far as brands are concerned. However, we can't pick just one (or even two or three) camera for you, since there are so many options out there.

Here are a few links to website that offer reviews and comparisons of cameras. It sounds like you're looking for a point-and-shoot (light-weight, slim, easy to carry around).

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-compact-cameras/

http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/

http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/digital-cameras

http://www.popphoto.com/buying-guide/compacts

Hope this helps!