I've been thinking about adding another camera to my arsenal, maybe this spring or summer, so I thought I should start researching now. I've got the Finepix as a pocket camera; then I have the 50E and the 400D for really good shots. What I'm looking for is sort of a "bridge" camera. Something that I can take with me if I know I'm going to be in a location where there will be great pictures for the taking or shots that require zoom, but I don't want to take one of the SLR bags. I was looking at bridge cameras like the S6000, S9000, FZ7, etc. The Fuji's really appeal to me because of the manual focus ring. Now, my big question is; how much image quality am I going to gain over a traditional compact like my Finepix, and how much do you think I am going to lose versus a DSLR like, say, the D50, which would be in this price range? Thanks guys.