hi, I'm currently considering buying a high-end camear for my new-found hobby (heh), and came across this two digital cameras. http://reviews.cnet.com/Canon_PowerShot_G6/4505-6501_7-30994103-2.html?tag=tab I am probably going to buy them from digitalfotoclub.com (international order!). Price tag for Canon G6 = USD 504.95, while for the Digital Rebel = USD 695.95 (below MAP, I know. But from resellarratings.com they are one of the best top 20 online stores with 1000+ reviews and don't use hard-sale tactics Brooklyn online camera stores are notorious with). I may add in some more accesories, but I wouldn't worry about that for now. I am looking for the best bang for my bucks. I'm not really that good at lenses or stuff like that (in fact,I don't know anything about it). I'm working on a pretty limited budget, and is somewhere around 600 USD with Shipping, but might add another 200 USD I can buy a SLR camera (which sounds pretty.... sophisticated ), but again I am trying to get as much as possible with as less as possible. I want something that has the best overall performace, and not that hard to maintain or use for an amateur. Also, I'll probably want something that last for, say, 5 years maybe? Both cameras has their merits, IMO. The G6 is a 7.1 megapixel camera while the Digital Rebel is a 6.3 megapixel one. The former is easier to operate but doesn't allow too much room for lense attachment, while the latter is a SLR digital camera (which I am not really familiar with, but may pick up over time). and I can change lenses when my wallet allows me to There are other pros and cons - read the CNET review So anyone with any suggestion on which one I should choose, or any other suggestion on a cheaper but better camera? I'm not in a rush, and may make a decision in 2 weeks' time. Anything in bold is my priority.