Hello all, I have to admit that I am not an expert in photography so I thought that seeking advice for a possible future purchase in this area on this forum would be a good idea. I currently own a compact Panasonic DMC-TZ5 which I bought a few years ago. I am quite satisfied with the photos it takes in good light conditions but overall I haven't been enthusiastic about this camera. I suppose that it does what a compact camera is supposed to do just fine, but I can't help but look at the photos taken by my friends who own a DSLR with a bit of envy. I just stumbled upon a great offer for a Canon SX30 IS, which I would be able to buy for one-third of its full price through a voucher. Would I notice a big improvement upgrading to this bridge camera from my TZ5? What can I expect from it? How does it compare to a DSLR? Keep in mind that I really enjoy taking photographs but I don't know if I have the dedication necessary or the kind of money needed to purchase a DSLR and possibly an additional lens for it just yet. Hopefully some of you who know a bit more about photography will be able to help me with this choice. Let me know if you have any further questions for me to help me with my decision. Thank you in advance.