oooookkkk! So first of all, I just want to say that I am never going to purchase a Nikon camera ever again. No offense to any of you who prefer Nikon. The one that I had was not a nice, big one or anything, but it broke twice (something with the flash) and I had to send it to Cali to get it fixed. And a few weeks ago it broke for the third time and I have to send it to Cali again! Anyways. I am trying to find a photography class to get in this summer at our community college. I want to get a little experience before I actually go to college because I really want to minor in photography. But I kind of have a problem. I do need to think about getting a nice camera to work with... and I don't want to just go out and buy one. I don't know anything about the big, nice cameras that are actually good for photography... so I was wondering if anyone could help me out with and tell me some things like what all of the abbreviations I read about mean, what kind of lens/shutter to get and how much they cost, and most importantly, what kind of camera will be best? And any other important things I should know, and don't! Thanks for your time!