Last week, I thought we had settled on a 35mm SLR camera. I was wrong. I love SLRs, but the one we bought wasn’t that user-friendly when it came to manual settings. We also realized that the size and fragility of the plastic body were going to be big issues. I really didn’t want to cart the camera around to the Royal Winter Fair on Saturday. Today, we went to Henry’s and shopped around. I went with the Pentax Optio 550 in mind, and that’s exactly what we got (at a much better price than listed in the PC Magazine article). The quality is incredible, and the immediate gratification factor, and the savings on film processing, are also pretty big factors. It allows a lot of manual settings, so we’ll still be able to play around with some of the advanced settings. Now, I think I’ll have to start a fotoblog!