Well, my daughter went and got a camera today. She ended up with a Nikon EM. I know nothing about them but will have to get a manuel for her. I guess that you set the appature and the shutter speed is automatic on it? I wouldn't like that (although I'd have less ruined photos because of my dificulty thinking before I take a shot!!!!) but it might be just the ticket for her until she has time to learn about setting these things. She likes that she still does the focusing and she liked how small the camera was. It came with a 50mm 1.8 lens so it ready to go for her. I'll let her borrow my 28mm and 75-200 mm lenses for her trip in the summer. Well, Just though I'd let you know that I'm still around and we'll probebly have another new member soon!