Hello, first of all. My name is Dan. I'm an architecture student at Penn State and I'm looking to buy a camera. So, currently, I don't have any type of camera except the camera on my cellphone, which is honestly what I use to take pictures. I figure I need to upgrade a bit. To start off, my budget is $400-$450 (kinda stretching it). I'm in no way a professional photographer, but I do plan on photography becoming a nice hobby of mine, for sure. So, I'm looking for a camera that will allow me to foster this interest in photography. I'd like to get away from the point and shoots, but I understand that my budget doesn't really allow me much room to wander. What I would like to have in a camera is full manual control, since I want to delve into photography. However, my main concern is portability. I would like a camera that I can take with me pretty much anywhere so I can take pictures of everything. I'm not saying it has to fit in my front pants pocket, but I would like it to fit inside a larger coat pocket. I would also like a camera that has at least a decent zoom. I am currently looking at the Olympus Evolt e420. Currently I can get that for $400 with 3 lenses on ebay. But to be honest, I don't know much about the different cameras on the market these days. So, here's where I need your help, if possible. What would you guys recommend for me? I'm more than willing to answer more questions that will help me pinpoint a camera I can enjoy. Thank you guys very much for taking the time to help. I really appreciate it.