After finally giving up on my Kodak DC 3200 I've decided to break down and get a better model with at least 5.0 MP. I've been looking at the Nikon Coolpix 5700 since it has all sorts of 'semi-pro' features and add on accessories (lenses) for taking pics 1.5" (in macro) to infinity *but I'm also looking at the Sony Moviepix ES *(Correction it's called: Sony Cybershot DSC-f717 *but what I typed originally is what's actually printed on the camera... ) which is about $400 less and may have more than enough zoom features for someone like me.
Mostly I will be doing macro shots of plants but I would like to have a fully featured high image quality camera for taking on trips or any other needs. I will likely NEVER use the video modes on these cameras.
Is anyone here familiar with either of these cameras? Do you have other suggestions? *Thanks for any thoughts!