hey, as you all probably know i love photographing wildlife and landscape/plants as well as abstract objects, i was leaning toward buying a 35mm SLR such as the Minolta Maxxum 5 but a fellow photographer told be about the new Fuji S5000-SLR FinePix Digital camera and it sounds awsome, it was just introduced July 28th and will not be on the market untill september 2003, although not final the street price is supposed to be around $400. her are the specifics: The FinePix S5000 offers point-and-shoot simplicity combined with advanced exposure control. It offers a super long 10X optical zoom [37-370mm, f2.8-f8(W)/f3.2-f9(T)], and uses Fujifilm's new 4th Generation Super CCD HR with 3.1 million effective pixels and 6.0 million recorded pixels. The S5000 features continuous auto focusing and a low light focus assist lamp. You can record digital movies with sound at QVGA resolution (30fps). An 110,000 pixel electronic viewfinder provides you with a through-the-lens preview of the scene--- what do you think?