My Sony a550 arrived Friday and I've been tinkering with it ever since. Now I see what this site is all about and why advice seems harsh at times. These cameras are capable of so much, it's mind boggling. There are so many avenues that you can take an image down that it's nearly overwhelming. I'm new to digital....or at least high quality digital. I've broken free of being limited to film and now its gotten addictive. These cameras are something else, I'll tell ya. Anyways , apologies to Edouble. I was out of line BUT I now see what it's all about.