I have a Kodak DX3500 which I have used to take pictures of my pottery, editted them with Photoshop Elements 2 had them converted to 35mm slides by several different vendors and have been unhappy with the results. Santa is going to bring me a new camera and I am looking for some advice on what I should put on my list for him. The pictures taken need to be closeups and a high quality. I also would like the camera to be as small as possible and reasonably priced. I've seen on line several including the Canon Powershot S500, S95 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W1 which are in the price range. Would any of these be suitable, or if not is there a camera in the price range which would give me what I'm looking for.
Appreciate any advice. Thanks.