My plan for the last month or so was to upgrade my current Panasonic LZ2 to a Panasonic FZ30 (because thats all i could afford)... however... i just came home from a trip to Blacks Photography store with my Dad, and we were (both) extremely impressed with this 1 DSLR that we saw. It was a Pentax *ist DL. After playing with it for a while, and after i explained to my dad how much better a DSLR camera would be instead of a high-quality compact camera, he told me that he could lend me an extra couple of hundred dollars towards a DSLR if i wanted I litterally jumped in the air, because i had asked him many times before to lend me a bit more money towards a DSLR but he said no theres no point, and blah blah blah. ANYWAYS... I was wondering, which of these DSLR kits would you recommend me going with? - Pentax *IST DL W/18-55 Lens Digital SLR Kit. - Olympus Evolt E-300 Digital SLR with Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Kit. - Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G. - Kinoca Minolta Maxxum 5D, 6.1 Megapixel, SLR Digital Camera Kit with Minolta Maxxum 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) AF DT Zoom Lens. Thanks for the help!