OK, ever since my interest in photography began a few years back I have used portable cameras, namely the Casio EX Z850 and my, dare I say it, my phone's 5MP camera. I have also briefly used what is known as a bridge camera (i think) which has a fixed 'mega' zoom lens and has a slightly larger CCD (i think)...my favourite being the Casio. Then last month I took the plunge and bought my first dSLR (a Canon 350d) and a nice £250 lens...but I can't tell you how underwhelmed I am by its performance. I know that it's not a professional SLR, but I have to say that it's photo quality is no better than my Casio's and its size is just really inconvenient - as is the need for multiple lens. I have 'reverted' to using my Casio yet again and have taken many pics I would never have taken with my Canon 350d partly due to its size...has anyone else decided that the benefits of dSLR performance are just not worth the price/hassle (especially when the Casio is loaded with manual features)?