When selecting a digital camera, consider both your personal and technical needs.
First, ask yourself is what you will be using the camera for? Will you be taking quick snapshots and emailing them to all your friends? Are you planning on taking a lot of photographs at a time, to print and place into a photo album? Will you need to be able to print to a full 8″ x 10″ print for home or work needs?
If you currently have a film camera, think back at how you have used it in the last few months to a year. Would the digital camera replace your film camera, or will you use it for the “less important” photographs?
These questions will give quick answers to many of the technical options of today.