It is a long time dream come true, yesterday was the day when after reading 2000-3000 reviews and after doing loads of R&D finally I bought a new Canon 1000D. I have never touched a DSLR till I bought this one. Now I want to learn how to use it properly to get the full benefit of it. It’s special because I had a fight with my sister over buying it or not and I am glad she has now approved it: D, thank you :) now just need to get my head around Manual and Automatic focus and all that sort of thing. It’s quite a big step up from the fully automatic compact digital camera to a DSLR, but will be fun learning!