Todd and I have been eying this camera over the last . . . I don't know how long. We have been wanting a DSLR camera but didn't feel like we had the budget for one right now. I wont tell you the deal we got on this camera, the Cannon EOS Rebel t2i, because you all would be totally jealous. But let's just say it was much closer to the price our budget could include. And . . . so . . . Todd bought it for me for my birthday. I am so excited to learn to use it, but nervous at the same time.