digi cameras

digi cameras

I need poor tips on purchasing a digital camera. I prefer not to order something online, but rather see/feel the camera in person. I need something of good quality, not the cheapest thing out there, obviously not the most expensive, and it needs to be compatible with my MacBook. Preferably something with video capability (which is most cameras now, yes?). Right now I have a very old, dead HP, and I don't want to go the HP route again because the camera pretty much sucked, and then it died. Where would you all suggest looking, what cameras do you recommend, and do you know of any discounts/sales currently going on? Oh, and I'd like something that doesn't suck up batteries like they're going out of style. I'm not "techno smart". Help me. ETA: I'm thankful for this community and how helpful everyone is. I appreciate your suggestions :)
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