Hai everyone, Actually I am not an expert in the field of photography. I own a Canon AV1 and bought it about 6 months back. and learnt with a field photography book. I already feel I am good at taking good photos in normal condition. My Canon Av1 (in great working condition) is not a completely manual one. So I couldnt override shutter speed. And I feel that I am ready to go for next level (or to handle a completely manual camera ). And my problem is here. Recently I saw a good Canon A1 for sale (90) (less than the price I paid for canon AV1(125) ). So I am in a unresolvable dilemma, wheather I should buy it or not. and Since I travel a lot and not in my native country I dont want to add up luggage to me. And my friends suggest to save the money for a better DSLR. Since you guys are expert over these cameras, may be you can guide me better. Do you think, buying Canon A1 would make huge difference. Difference, I mean in the sense of my photographic skills or better photos. Or should I directly go for a DSLR which I have decided to buy in 5 months anycase.