Okay, so I have a 6 year old Sony DSC-F717, and it's okay for now, however, I'm going to be shooting a lot more video in the near future and the video camera I have is a crappy Hi-8 camera. So, I was thinking of selling both my camera and the video camera, and getting this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SER46K?ie=UTF8&tag=cabsblo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001SER46K Now, I know that it's hardly as professional as my current camera, but it's a lot better than my video camera. I'm worried about a few things though: One, I wouldn't be able to add things like extra lenses for use as a camera, Two, it isn't as professional as my current camera, and Three, I wouldn't be able to add an external mic for video (or would I?) I'm planning on shooting a 20 minute short film (not exactly professional - but I'd like to make it look good and anything is better than my current camera, plus I'm only 16). How would that do in this department? Ideally, I'd like to get a DSLR and an HD camera, but there's no way I can afford that. The only money I'd have is the money I'd get from selling the camera and video camera, so figure around $300-350. Would the camera I'm thinking of getting be okay? EDIT: I suppose I should add that I'd like to eventually be a photographer, but as I said before, I'm only 16. EDIT 2: Also, to anyone who read's Cabel from Panic's blog, that's where I found this camera. EDIT 3: This is stupid, but my current camera looks more professional, and I like that about it. It's stupid, but I'd feel 'less professional' carrying around that camera I linked.