I am going to buy my wife a new digital camera for Christmas. I am a nerd when it comes to technology in general, but I know nothing about digital camera and camcorders. Therefore, I have a few questions:
Is there a difference in picture quality and/or video quality when buying a small digital camera (Sony DSC-T700), a big digital camera (Sony DSC-H50), or a digital camcorder (Sony DCR-SR45)?
What are the most important specifications to look out for in regards to the best performance and picture quality for each type of camera (small, large, camcorder)?
Is the price range of $250 to $400 USD appropriate to get a high quality consumer digital camera / camcorder?
Also, if you have any suggestions as to which camera / camcorder I should purchase, please feel free. Like I said before, I am almost clueless when it comes to this.
Thank you very much for your help in advance.