It seemed that I ditched photography for a couple of years. I had an SLR once when film was still in. After having Kai, our mini point and shoot wasn't making the grade. We upgraded to the Canon G10 which is compact and light with many SLR capabilities. No more shaky photos of the baby. No lugging around a big SLR. In just two months, my passion for photography has been rekindled. I highly recommend this cute camera!