I have being doing digital art for about 3 years now and I am sick of using photographs from google or having to find some that are not copy righted. So I am going to start taking my own photo's and manipulating them. The reason behind the capital digital is because I am not starting solo photography and don't want to spend a huge load on a SLR camera, I have money for a camera under 300 dollars and I was looking at the FujiFilm FinePix S5800 Digital Camera. It is cheap and from the photo's I have seen that have being taken with it look great! My questions are... Is this the best camera for me to get? Is there another similar camera for cheaper? Is it possible to get an SLR camera for under $300? For an idea of what I do to them, this is something I did real quick with a photo I took. It is a shame I am using a poor camera, but I can just scrape through with some manipulation. I used photoshop cs3.