I wanted to buy a new camera for myself since the last one I had a few years ago broke. It was a beautiful canon rebel xt and the poor baby broke and it was way to expensive to fix on a college budget. I have always loved photography but I just could not make the big purchase to buy a new DSLR camera. Now that I am doing freelance makeup, I wanted to show my work in the best quality possible. After doing research I settled on a camera that had many of the features and benefits of a DSLR but had a the price of a regular digital camera. Alas, my baby, mon nouval amour, the Sony Alpha 5000. Interchangeable lens, great quality, 1080p High Def video, wifi (I can send the pictures straight to my phone!) for $298. YES! I will now post from this new baby.