It's been 4 years since I purchased a new Camera. My Kodak Z980 has taken over 14,000 Photos and been through quite a few ordeals over that time. I can't remember the actual number of times I dropped it,lost it in bogs,etc. So we recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP Digital SLR Camera Bundle with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens. It'll be our first SLR and with the options it has we hope to be able to do a lot more with it besides dropping it and getting it wet on occasions.The Autumn Colors are starting and I may be posting a few photos when I start capturing a few.