My wife was a photography enthusiast for a long time while she was in High School and College. She's been "out of the game" for about 7 years and has missed out on the digital revolution. I'm a web developer that just purchased Adobe CS3 (web premium), and thought that with such a powerful tool, it should be put to good use, and not just by me. With her birthday coming up, I'd like to buy her a great camera that can get her back in the door of photography. Something that's great for amateurs, not overwhelming, and may lead her into professional status down the road. Hoping that there's something in the price range of $500 to $750. Everyone's input and suggestions is greatly appreciated!