reply to AnonFTW
Re: [Cam] Camera Choice for 17-year Old? You know your daughter better than we do, but before you buy think about these questions.
1. Does she know how to use a camera with manual settings?
2. If the answer to question (1) is no, is she planning to learn?
If the answer to (2) is no, then she will be better of with a nice point and shoot. You can make better photos with a point and shoot, than you can with a DSLR used as a point and shoot type camera.