It'll be my christmas present and we're getting pretty close to christmas, I've put it off for some time. I haven't entered a camera savy realm yet, I'm a digital video guy so bare with me. 1. What price do decent cameras start at nowadays? 2. What camera should I look into asking for christmas thats between $400-500? 3. Am I in the price range to have such leisure features like an LCD screen and the ability to hook my camera up to the computer and transfer my pics? 4. Lens, am I in the price range to worry about specific lens and if so, what do I need to know about lens? 5. Other than number of pixels, what other aspects go into producing a great looking image and am I in the price range to call my pictures good looking? 6. I'm a digital video guy, so you know we're JUST getting 2 megapixel TVs, my monitor being a 2.3 Megapixel. My question is, in your guys experience if you found the limit where having more pixels is a necessity and if so what is that limit? I know there's got to be a point where you can not tell the difference at practical sizes, I just don't know what that is. My guess is 5-6 million pixels. 7. I know they still sell those non-digital cameras that don't work with pixels. My gut tells me ones not better then the other, they just give you different results and people have their preferences. Can I get some insight into that? 8. Finally, will this camera come with a film option to or do stores now let you take your memory cards in to have developed? Sorry for all the questions, I'd really really appreciate the help as I gotta pick one pretty quick.