Finding that ideal camera for all of your needs can be challenging at best. If you're like me, you want something that takes amazing pictures, but can fit in your tiny purse. What else should you be looking for?

Geek tip: It's important to keep in mind that the number of megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean better image quality. I suggest doing the online or in-store research before making a camera purchase and selecting a brand with great reviews. There's no point in taking a picture if it's going to be poor quality, so make sure you get a camera that fits in your purse, but is more than just "functional."

To see my digital camera recommendations,

Kodak EasyShare V610

Kodak's new EasyShare camera has definitely earned its title of 'World's Smallest 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera'. This extended zoom is equivalent to a 380mm lens, which makes it the ideal cam for outdoor photography! No need to worry, this camera is still chic and stylin with its zoom capability and an easy-viewing 2.8-inch color screen. An added bonus? Find an in-camera image correction option to do things like cut, crop, and reduce red eye!
Get yours here for about $300

Canon powershot A710

This hot little compact cam keeps all images sharp and clear with Canon's Image Stabilizer Technology and its 7.1 megapixel resolution. We loved this cam because it is great for nights out with the girls- it's elegant, it takes great pics in low light and it has a ton of creative shooting modes so you can spice up each shot!
Get your very own here for about $350

Canon EOS 1-D mark II

Canon has designed the EOS 1-D mark II to include all the features you could ever want in a digital cam. Being the lotus in the camera world, this model is fast, tough and beautiful. This rugged yet lightweight and weather-resistant cam is perfect for people who are journalists, sport shooters or paparazzi wannabes! Get excellent image quality with Canon's DIGIC image processor- a feature that brings out contrast and subtle detail in dark shadow and highlights.

Available here for about $5445