Thank you persianpix for your answer, it covers exactly my thoughts ;-)
Originally Posted by persianpix
karen, it all depends on your style of photograhy and your preferences. for instance do you pick a day and go out shooting or do you take your camera around and wait for the moment!
I used to make children- and holiday photos, not much more, so I replaced my beloved Sony cybershot (2.1 MP!) with a 6MP Kodak last year. Then I started with my photoblog and with that my needs and claims raised quickly.
It is nothing more horrible having a really nice shot and sitting hours with photoshop manally restoring the edges...
Yes, the Kodak is a fine sunshine camera. With low light and/or far away tele you can forget it because of pixeling and noise.
Nowadays I do both: making photo tours and trying to get the best out of motives and equipement, arranging still lifes with household things, close ups... and take the camera with me and wait what comes. But the first part gets more and more important for me I guess.
I don't have the money to have both for me. But perhaps I will purchase such a DSLR (a little bit reluctant though) and give the Kodak to my son where I can borrow it for "quick go away" shooting...