Hi to all you good people, I've started a few threads on here before about buying a camera, but I'm finally getting around to actually doing it now. My first decision was to go for compact or SLR - I've opted for compact because while I'm keen on making photography a serious hobby, I don't know much and can save money, capture video and still learn a lot with the right digital compact Ideally, I'd like something that would fit the following criteria (I'VE UPDATED THIS FOLLOWING SOME HELPFUL REPLIES): 1) Taking outdoor/landscape/nature/simple wildlife pics. This is my main photography interest. 2) Occasional work related photos. I work as a journalist and write a lot about architecture, so might need to take simple shots of buildings, people etc that can be printed in a magazine or newspaper (not National Geographic standard, of course). 3) Learning how to take good pictures and how to use a camera, and about cameras. LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY MAIN REQUIREMENT - I don't mind buying a proper SLR in a year or two, but I want to have learned a lot when I get it. 4) Taking home/family/friends movie clips. 5) The smaller the better. I think this last point is where it gets tricky. Does a digital camera exist that has all of the above functions but can still fit in my pocket? If it doesn't, I'm just going to have too accept a big size. Any advice would be really appreciated. I'm not limiting myself to a particular budget - I'm willing to spend if it's worth it.