Hello. About five years ago when my son was just starting youth football, the club we joined didn't have anyone taking photos of the games. I went out and bought a relatively inexpensive 3MP digital camera with a 10X optical zoom built in and started shooting. Since that first season, I have shot literally thousands of shots - some of which were quite good I thought, and the parents seemed to like them, but honestly they were mostly crap. I wore out that camera and a second one just like it. Its time now to get a third camera, but I have decided that I want to do a better job this season, and get better action shots. I'm willing to invest the time and money to do it better because the kids and their parents just love these silly pictures, and I've come to really enjoy providing them. I would be very grateful if someone could recommend a good, yet relatively inexpensive digital SLR for this purpose. I've been reading reviews and am thinking seriously about a new Nikon D40, but so many of the games are played under stadium lights after dark, and much of the action is on the opposite side of the field. By league rules, I have to stay on our sideline. I would love to find the right camera / lens combination to handle those kinds of shots well. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.