I have a couple extra cameras. And my nephew has shown some signs he really enjoys photography. He currently has an inexpensive p&s digital. And he's actually shown a good eye for shots. But is being limited by the cheap camera. He is 12. I have 2 cameras I would be willing to give to him, but not quite sure if he will take care of them or not. I am leaning towards he would. But he's at that age where he's forgetful and leaves things around. Kinda scatter brained. The current plan is to LOAN him our Coolpix 8700. Has the grip, and the accessory lenses. Extra batteries, everything he needs. This will be a pretty big step up from what he has. We feel by saying were loaning it to him that he would take better care of it, if he thinks we will ask for it back?? Also I am willing to give to him a Canon 20D and a couple inexpensive kit lenses, and a flash. Now the question is, should I mention to him the Canon 20D or just wait and see how he does with the 8700 first. Obviously if he looses or breaks the 8700 right away not going to give him the 20D. But I would feel bad if I basically told him to expect the 20D. But also thinking he may take it more serious if I do mention the 20D?? I don't mind giving him the cameras, and honnestly even though saying they are loaners. I will be giving them to him. But I would be very dissapointed if they were ruined. When I was a kid I would have killed for an opportunity like this. Can see a little of me in him. And kinda want to help him out. Just thought that some of you with kids might have some ideas on this. He does not live close to me so I can't do a mentor type thing. Suggestions?