Originally Posted by concealed
need a point and shoot camera recommendation, ideally $350-$450... thinking Canon G15....?
Just something solid for taking ebay pics
Some additional thoughts on the DSLR vs. P&S. I've been a happy DSLR user for 10+ yrs. Obviously one can get great ebay images with a DSLR but it's not essential to shoot with one to get excellent results.
Generally speaking, the significant benefits of DSLR include no shutter lag, fast AF, interchangeable/fast lenses, improved low light & natural light performance and more control over your image (i.e., RAW). Many of the DSLR benefits don't apply as much when you are shooting product photos (ebay). Typically your subject is static and you can control your light. Therefore, fast AF and low light performance aren't as important when you can control your subject and environment.
I think if you are interested in photography as a hobby or are shooting kids, sports, etc., you will appreciate the advantages of the DSLR. If you only need a camera to shoot product-type images for ebay, today's generation of P&S cameras will probably suffice. And the canon G-Series are always very highly regarded and well reviewed. I had a G3 as one of my early digicams.