I'd love to get a new digital camera. At present I have a decent 2mp Fuji, which is fine for snaps, but I want something a bit more serious. I'm not an experienced photographer, so I need a camera that can hold my hand and do the full-auto thing while I learn to use it properly. I can now get the 5mp Sony F717 for £546 from Amazon UK. That's around a £300 drop compared to a few months ago and is over £100 less than the nearest competitor from Nikon (5700) or Minolta. I like the idea of the ring-controlled full manual zoom and focus (the Nikon is button-only) and the image quality I've seen on test reviews looks excellent. I was just wondering if anyone else here had used this camera and has any opinions on it. Please, no comments about buying a 'real' digi-SLR because they're hugely out of my price range. £540 is about as much as I'm comfy paying right now so it seems the ideal time to buy while Amazon still have their offer on. I've also printed several test photos from the F717 on my Epson Photo 890 printer and have been very impressed with how they look at full-A4 size. Maybe not pro-quality, but then I ain't doing this for a living.