I just bought a Sony 717 for $473 on clearance at Circuit City. It has everything you could want, with a min. focal distance of 2cm on macro setting for incredible close-ups. You can set white balance, manual focus, takes an external flash, etc etc. I think best part is the lens, for the money its just about the best, some folks don't like the Sony layout/style though...hubbahubbahehe said:what's the best deal on digital cameras ?