O.K. I finally took the leap and got a new camera that will shoot in RAW and take different lenses! I read about several cameras and was really leaning toward the Rebel XSi but decided to go for the XS because of the lower price. Although it has fewer megapixels I used the money I saved to get a telephoto lens as well as the lens that came with the camera. ( I tried a Nikon D-something, too but just wasn't comfortable with it.) It was an interesting process trying to figure out what my priorities were, within my budget. I'll let you know what I think of the camera as I get used to it. I want to thank all of you who gave me advice here! This is a very helpful forum.