Ive asked in the past about which camera to get but at that time I really had no way of getting the camera. Now I do. I could get a camera as early as tonight but if I have to I can wait. A moderate price savings really isnt going to make me wait though, so if I can get the same camera locally I will likely do that. For a long time the Nikon D50 has been the camera that I have wanted. I now have the money to get this but since I do...I have started to look at other cameras. The D70 is only a couple hundred more but that might be a stretch. I can get the Olympus EVOLT E-500 for 769 with a 100 dollar rebate, which comes with 2 lenses. The D50 I found also comes with 2 lenses and a variety of other things. I want something that will take me from a point and shoot photographer to something serious. I know that the camera will not give me great shots. I have to build the experience to do that. However, I want something that is going to get me to the point that I CAN take great shots. Is the D50 a suitable camera? Is it so old that I should look at some of the newer cameras? If I had an 800 dollar price limit...what would you buy?