Digital cameras? Well I do use traditional style cameras as well, however right now I use a Nikon D70. It's a digital SLR which cost around 800 pounds. I find it quite versatile but only if you buy more lenses for macro and landscape shots which is an added cost (the camera initially comes with a lense which does neither only good for portraits or general shots really). The picture quality is very good when you use the highest quality of shot. The camera doesn't compress the images into jpeg's at it's highest quality so you don't lose any image quality in compression. With a 1GB flashcard you can take around 80 shots at the very highest quality or at lower levels it is 1000's. Battery performance seems to be much better than most other digital SLR's I have used in the past. I have gone serveral days shooting without the need for charging although there is always the danger of leaving the camera on and letting the batteries die
. If you want to see the quality I will try and see if I can post some of my pics on here. I find the weight is pretty good (that's with a tripod on my back). I wouldn't suggest you buy a digital camera of any type until you look into it thoroughly though, especially if you hope to get the images printed. Image quality and battery power vary greatly between manufacturers as well.