Ok . . . first of all I will like to introduce myself , my name is Jesse , my buddies call me Tripper , I am a biker , I have been a biker since I can remember Now . . . I love to take pictures , I now use a canon SD630 which is really good , but I want something "better" I don't know the slightest thing about picture taking , I mean I have taken some really good shots , and I have had a lot of compliments for my pictures , so like I said , I want to get a better camera There is this guy that is selling me his mint condition , in box with 18-55mm lens , charger , a 4gb CF card , and all included accesories , Canon EOS 20D , he wants $350 dlls for it , is that a good price ?? Is that a good first "real" camera ?? hope you don't mind me asking some Q's , OK here we go . . . 1.Why does the SLR cameras cost more than regular cameras ?? 2.Is an 8mpx SLR better than a 10 or even 12mpx regular camera ?? 3.Are my pictures gonna look better just because its a SLR camera ?? 4.Does it also depend on the picture taker ?? 5.Which of the following would you get and why ?? Pentax Camera Sony Camera Nikon Camera You see . . . I do take a lot of pictures , of my friends , trips (rides) , my kids , etc . . . But I also take videos which I edit to PC programs and create videos and such ·Is an SLR camera for me ?? ·How did you knew you needed an SLR camera ?? ·I do plan to start printing my pics , is COSTCO a bad place to do so ?? ·How do I know if I need lens or special lens ?? ·How do you pick which lens you need ?? Dudes . . . I do apologize for this long and boring and maybe dumb thread , but I do not want to spend $350+ dlls on something that its not worth it ·Is that a good price ?? ·Would you get this camera instead of a brand new one ?? (most important question of all . . . ) ·Or would you get one from my list ?? ·Is this camera better than the 3 I listed ?? Dudes . . . it will really really mean something to me , if you take the time to answer my stupid questions . . . Thank you . . . Thank you very much , for any input , comments , rants , or advice , I owe you guys a bottle of Don Julio Cheers !!