1) : Which Camera brand we need to take
2.1) : Select Point & shoot or DSLR according Level of Experience
On the other hand if you are quite familiar of the digital camera manual or automatic features and know ways to use them easily then a Digital SLR camera would be better for you.
2.2) : Select Point & Shoot or DSLR according to Need
If we are of observant nature and want to take a closer look at the nature and roam only to take pictures and can not compromise on high quality then a Digital SLR will best suits us. Find here more on P&S & DSLR
3) Megapixels – Resolution is not That Important:
4) Optical zoom is very important:
5) Prefer a camera with Image Stabilization:
check the details on importance of image stabilization.
6) : Select Lithium-ion or AA Batteries according to need
If we are a traveler who use to roam about a-lot then we need to prefer a camera with AA operated batteries as they do not run out of power soon and if so then we can easily replace them with another set of AA rechargeable. AA batteries+AA charger is also more economical. Find more details here
7) : Do some little research before purchasing
After Finally deciding the camera we need to take, we should check the cheapest deal available on net however we need to also purchase our camera from reliable store, we need to check store rating before purchasing a camera as well.