Hi, Possibly controversial topic :s I have been thinking about getting a new camera lately. I am possibly going on a big holiday soon, so am thinking this is the time to buy, to get good photos there. I had been planning on a Canon as I used them at uni and am keen on the 500d. Unfortunately I cant afford that right now, so considering the 1000D. However I am now seriously considering the Panasonic lumix G10. But I am concerned that it is not a 'real dslr' and if I am spending so much money I should get the real thing. Good I really like it, the shape, size and feel and controls, the lens too. When I travel it is not bulky, also the lens are smaller. As I have some health problems, carrying a smaller camera around would be better than a bulky one. Bad The only bad points I have figured out so far, is the viewfinder is electronic, I am not keen on that (screen is great) The sensor size is smaller than slr. ISO isn't great over 1600 I will be using it for sightseeing, general landscapes, some macro as I make jewellery. I have an ixus 85 and love it, but it is very limiting. I will occasionally print prints over A4 and A3.