Fortunately Kodak have or are about to stop making film so you had better start looking at digital cameras. The criteria that I decided on for my current Canon A2000IS were..........
large screen (3"), AA cells as distinct from a special built in battery, and macro, so that I could get close up shots.
When you're ready to add text etc. just ask, you will get heaps of answers as I did when I asked the question Bob.
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