For my 15th birthday back in September just gone, I decided to ask for this camera. My dad did get it for me, £170 from Argos. Yes I'll admit, cheap camera, from argos, its not too much of a good start for me on this forum considering I have relativley cheap gear. But, dispite the price or supplier, I think this is a fantastic camera. Its basically what I'd refer to as an "inbetween camera". By this I mean, its not one of them point and shoot cameras that anyone can operate, but its not too complicated that only the pro's know whats going on. Its got a fantastic manual focus setting for the macro which lets you judge and operate the length of the macro. ISO is great, changeable shutter speeds. I can't really fault this up to now. I know as I progress I am going to have to upgrade but not for a while yet. Heres a photo: http://static.trustedreviews.com/94|4dcc53|9179_14943-p1010046.jpg As you have probably gathered, I have been into photography for about 7 months now and I really enjoy it. Please let me know what you think of this camera.