5 Superb starter digital SLRbarnie884 | 13/10/2008 | See all barnie884's reviews (265)Top 10 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Games Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Number 1 Books Reviewer Top 100 Electronics Reviewer Top 100 Clothing Reviewer I decided to get back into photography with an SLR, and did quite a lot of research. This lead me to buy this camera and lens (as well as a 70-300 zoom). This camera is a superb entry level camera, with preset picture style types such as portrait, landscape, sports etc. and a fully auto setting, so as easy to use as a point and shoot. For the more professional photographers amongst you, there are the manual setting options where you can adjust the ISO, aperture etc. and a fully manual option. The basic 18-55 lens will be fine when you are getting used to the camera, however the lenses will be the first thing you upgrade if you fall in love with photography! I recommend the USM IS range of lenses as reasonable priced good quality upgrades.