I have been wanting a new camera for a long time. I wasn't happy with the quality of my pictures that I was taking with my point and shoot camera. The plan was to either wait until I was working or until income tax time to spend the money on a DSLR camera. However, I really felt that with my graduation and Christmas coming up that now would be a good time for a better camera. I'm really happy that I did. I love it! I can't wait to learn more about photography so that I can make the most of my new camera. I can easily see this becoming my new addiction. I'm already counting down until I can afford a new camera bag and another lens.