Im thinking about getting my first camera. (the one currently use is not very good. It takes forever to turn on and if the batteries are low it just turns right off (if it even takes the batteries). also when i take pictures with the viewfinder it ends up just under 1/3 of the picture lower. I know for sure I want an SLR because I can customize all the settings for any situation and I can change the lenses for any situation. I enjoy taking pictures of landscapes, close up things and my friends playing sports. so that would be landscape macro and action. Im pretty sure i need one with a fast shutter speed and high ISO. Ive spent 2 months looking for the perfect one but there are so many and then once you find a good one its too expensive. I think I want the Canon 400D... if you agree its a good camera please tell me) Im still in school and dont have a job...so prefferably something I could pay for with money I could make shovelling snow over the winter or mowing lawns when the summer comes.