I've had my new Nikon 3000 for a just over a week now and I'm still amazed at its capabilities. This 10 mp DSLR is acutally Nikon's entry level DSLR and retail's for under $600. I purchased this one online and an even better discount than that. It's almost impossible to take a bad picture with it when set in its fully automatic modes. It also offer complete manual control over everthing from focus to ISL for more advanced photographers. This Nikon is also incredibly light and I've been carrying it everywhere so you'll be seeing a lot more photos of life both on and off the water posted here in the future.