Speaking as someone who became interested in film photography just over a year ago, I think the reason why cameras like the N80 are so cheap is simply that they are ugly. I considered a lot of cameras as my first camera, but the N80 would not have got a look in, as it's identical to the Canikon digicams which put me off digital in the first place. If you're shooting film at this point, you're probably after a "look", or a style of shooting, or some other reason which is not fulfilled by a blob of black plastic. Features, features, features probably don't appeal either, so you may as well get a Pentax K1000. Finally, if you're shooting film a lot, and sending to commercial labs, then you're probably not on the breadline, and can get the camera you *want* and not the one you can afford.