Hi all I have been using Digital Still Camera's for years, mainly Sony T Series and DSC-HX5V (now the HX7V) model because they are Made in Japan and the lens is certified by Carl Zeiss on all their products, so these are very high quality. As for photos I want to do (start) photography as a spare time hobby as I have spent over 28 years being a computer geek, so time to put some of that computing horsepower to work. I admit I do have a slight "tremor in my hands" so hence I have always opted for Sony's SteadyShot system for accuracy. The last Canon EOS SLR I had was one that used good old film, years ago now but feature wise pretty lax and not cheap either. Well a couple of days ago I decided to make one massive jump from over 10 years using Digital Still Cameras to a Canon EOS 60D DSLR - the gap is like the Grand Canyon I guess the conundrum I am in is I find it challenging to see whats worthy of a photo, I know it sounds odd but I guess this is to be expected. I compared many cameras, including Nikon and Sony, but after talking to some people I went the Canon, plus Made in Japan and the Canon has more features than the Sony Alpha, and Canon has the "Image Stabilizer" lens included, which the cheaper models do not have. The Nikon D7000 was actually over $400 more expensive, had a smaller (less clear) display and Made in Thailand which it should not be for its price, etc so glad I went for Canon. I didn't go for the 7D because I think that is too much overkill and extra expense considering this is my first DSLR. Oh and damn it feels good to be able to use a camera with a proper viewfinder, but with the option of the LCD display as well - no going back to digital still cameras now BTW the SD card I am using is a Toshiba 16GB Class 10 - Made in Japan too Additionally, I chose Canon because the lens mount is common and pretty economical, compared to the likes of Sony Alpha (Konica Minolta) / Nikon. All in all with some simple photos of my car and outside the pictures look absolutely amazing on the 60D - its like going from DVD to Blu-Ray The 60D came standard with 2 lenses - and 18-55m EFS, and a 55-250mm EFS, both with the image stabiliser as well. Oh and damn it feels good to be able to use a camera with a proper viewfinder, but with the option of the LCD display as well - no going back to digital still cameras now On a final note, since the DSLR is a lot heavier than the digital still cameras I find the D60 counterbalances any tremor I have and with the image stabilisation I find it easier and quicker to take photos with no motion blur, even with a manual zoom instead of powered zoom as on digital still cameras - the bulk actually makes it easier for me because I am grubbing the whole camera, not just keeping it in my fingers. Any ideas what I can photography to start my new hobby?