I use a Kodak EasyShare, and it's working great for my story so far.
SavaTheAggie wrote:...you need to also take advantage of the most amount of light you can get. The more light you have on your subject, the more in focus your autofocus camera will be. Sunlight or flourescent, whichever you feel more comfortable with.
1--This is very important for a good pic. I use a room with a flourescent light and a sliding glass door - large amounts of sunlight and flourescent lighting make for the best pic quality possible.
2--Still - a tripod (store-bought or brick-built) is essential as well, as noted.
3--Finally, never get closer than 18 inches. Depending on your focus ability, you can get amazing shots from no matter where you are, but anyway, you can crop a nice close-up with a high-res pic.