ok i'm having a problem. currently i'm using a Pentax ME Super. i'm a beginner and this is a film camera. my dad is opposed to me possibly wasting film at first due to my inexperience. The ME super's auto setting allows me to adjust the focus, and in the viewfinder as i change the aperture, it will change the shutter speed and tell me when it's all ready. however he doesn't think this is enough. so he wanted me to use his digital camera which isn't an slr but can go manual, however with a lot less ease than an slr. so i considered getting a digi -slr to meet him in the middle...but they're too expensive. so i thought about a Canon EOS Rebel K2 since its auto features are a bit better than the ME Super. is this camera right for a beginner who shouldn't waste film? or is there another alternative someone could suggest?