Alright so the deal is I'm very interested in photography. I'm starting school in January for my associates and I might also go for some form of art study or journalism; So I'm looking at cameras to purchase. I stayed up till morning last night, stuck to the computer screen, looking for cameras and reading up on them. This is what I came up with: Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens Amazon.com: Used and New: Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) Canon Powershot SX10IS 10MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Amazon.com: Canon Powershot SX10IS 10MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Camera & Photo Nikon N65 camera / (or Nikon FM 35mm) Nikon N65 camera body only professional SLR MINT - eBay (item 170381828655 end time Oct-10-09 22:37:54 PDT) I'm really intrigued by the use of film and the general understanding that comes from using it. But I also understand there is a lot of extra 'hassle' involved with a film camera. I won't be able to review my pictures right away, etc.. etc.. Which might be something I wouldn't want as I'm first learning photography. Also money might be a factor, I've yet to really do research on how much using a film camera would cost. (If anyone could shed some light on that, it would be much appreciated.) Anyways, that's what I'm looking at. Additional info: I'm not looking to spend over $400. Advice or insight on these products or any others would be much appreciated and I'll probably be coming back here quite often now as I'm really picking up the pace on really understanding photography and forums are great for that.