Hello, first time in this subforum! Complete noob to photography. I typically have used and bought point and shoot cameras and end up replacing them every 2-3 years. I've recently thought about purchasing a quality digital camera and hope to learn a little more about taking better quality pictures. Any thoughts on the above cameras? Or any other suggestions? Because of my lack of knowledge I'd still like something as user friendly as possible and around or less then $500. Tough task I know, but for what I'll be using it for, I wouldn't like to spend more. Thanks!