I have been dreaming of getting a nicer camera for the past few months. Our camera is only a year and a half old, but I'm already growing tired of it. I have become increasingly dissappointed with the pictures that it takes. I find I need to tweak them quite a bit in a photo editing program to have them look normal. I also don't like how bulky the camera is for just being a digital point and shoot. I either want a nice compact camera or a DSLR. So, any suggestions? I drool over photos I see on Flickr and even though I technically know how to take a good picture, they just don't usually seem to turn very spectacularily.
Our current camera I had to purchase in a scramble because I dropped our old one in the Puget Sound two days before Iris's second birthday. Oops! I DO like it, I just want something better, I guess. Ours is a Canon Powershot A610, for the record. Again, it's good, but not great.