So, I'm an 18 year old who will most likeley be studying Photojournalism in college next year. I've always been interested in photography but spending this year in Germany as an exchange student, and having the opportunity to travel and live here, documenting my experiences with Photos and essays has convinced me to pursue photography as a major hobby and ulitmately as a part of my job. I suppose I want a durable and light/smallish camera/lens package that I can travel with, and the best options for flexibility and features I can afford. I like to shoot almost everything but with a focus on Architecture, Landscapes and Portraits. I do very little in the way of action shots (so far) and I rarely need big zooms. As far as money I will probably have around 600-700 dollars although the realm of possibility could stretch to 1000 if it was just something AMAZING. I've tried looking myself and the options are just too vast. I need a good reference point to start with and explanations of some of the features that make these cameras special wouldn't hurt. Thanks for your help.