Hello. My first post. From the title of my thread you can probably guess what this is about. Anyway, the beginning of this summer, i bought a sony HDR-HC9 with money that i saved up from working the summer before. I currently have very little money and no allowance, and being in high school i have no chance of supporting a part time job. So no income for me. I've been looking at DSLR cameras recently, and i do like photography. I've been using a Canon Powershot A630, not the best camera, it's been holding it's value for the past year. I've been taking yearbook photos and things like that with it for my school. I've been looking to upgrade to a DSLR, I'm considering the Nikon D40 which I assume is in my price range (it really depends on my parents). The problem is that my parents will not let me buy the camera. Even if I raise the money myself somehow, they still said they won't let me buy it, because my current camera is "okay". Suggestions would be appreciated, because I do not wish to start out a new year of school taking grainy pictures for the school yearbook again. Yeah, I make movies.