I want to graduate my 14 year old from the 3.3 megapixel, hand-me-down, point & Shoot that she's been working with. It is glued to her hip at times. I don't want to go too far. So I was considering the Fuji Finepix...9 MP not quite an SLR and far from a point & shoot. MSRP about $499 but I have a good deal on it. What do you think? A little background: She's home-educated and very into whatever she's into (if that makes any sense). She will be attending my photography meetings . Although, not a professional camera, it resembles one. She will still have the ability to choose the aperture, ISO, shutterspeed etc... I was offered it a $150(used). Downside...no auto focus.