Searching for a new camera

Date Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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Well I had an accident with my Lumix Camera, it dropped and the LCD screen is now 95% white. I can see a little part that is normal but without a view hole I have no idea if its centered on the object id be trying to take a picture of. It looks like it stills takes the photos, but i havent downloaded them yet to verify.

SO now im shopping for a new camera, I like the Nikon D40 but not sure what to get, I really dont want to spend a lot but i want the best quality for under $500. Most of the photos would be headed to the internet for your viewing here on CoolFords.com, anybody got any recommendations?