so, i don't know jack all about them, or photography only a fair knowledge of optics. so, i have a run of the mill 3MP consumer camera and it pisses the hell out of me, i take a picture and it thinks about it and snaps a picture that never turns out how it should, it's not bad but it's just not all that nice, this is not due to my skill, i get the best pictures out of it. anywho, in a few months i could buy a 20d or a 350d with a kit lens and buy a decent lens a month after that, or get a cheap lens to make do if it's affordable. what i'd use it for: all the general consumer stuff and pictures i'd like to take but never have the opportunity to, i have no interest in going pro let alone presumably have the skill to, though it's something i've toyed with for a long time though i'd like to hear people who bought a dslr for the same reasons and wether it went well or not. it's either that or a 2405FPW, which i rather need.