wanting a digi cam for christmas so need a little input first... ive dont some searching on the intarweb and narrowed down some choices. to begin i really wanted the cannon digital rebel xt SLR but the price is kinda out of ol santa's reach. plus it is somewhat of a professionals camera and well, ive never messed with a digi cam, much less an expensive camera. i decided to step back a little and look into the cannon A510 and A520 series to start off with. as you can tell, im a little biased to cannon and would prefer it but i am open to other brands. good shutter speed pic quality pic settings zoom etc thanks your pal "stewy"