said by AnonFTW :
My daughter has been pushing her iPhone 4S to the limits and is enjoying photography so much, she wants a real camera.
I've put a limit of $500 on the camera I choose for her, but I'd like some guidance.
How should I spend that $500? Should I get a lesser camera but a few good lenses? A better camera but no lenses? Can you even buy a good lens for $500?
The majority of her pictures are of nature and the sky ... if that helps?
A high end P&S would be my choice and Panasonic comes to mind.