Photos are an integral part of this forum, so there should be some useful experience to offer suggestions out there. I am new to digital photography, having picked up the last Olympus "Tough" TG310 for 3,000 baht (about $US 100) six months ago when the local supermarket was clearing stock for the new model. I used to enjoy using a rangefinder 35mm film camera. My last camera was an SLR, which I had for a short time before giving it to the brother of a girlfriend (now ex) who was an aspiring journalist. That was about ten years ago, so now you could say I am a returnee to photography. The SLR did have some advantages, but I liked the ease of carrying and unobtrusiveness of the rangefinder for general and candid photography. I like the toughness of the TG310, and have used it in all sorts of situations, including several metres underwater in the ocean. It is a camera to carry anywhere, and not have to worry about. However it does have its limitations. the lens is nothing flash, and the sensor is small, both limiting the sharpness of detail of images. The shutter lag is a drag, especially when photographing sports events.... quite a few pictures I have taken have been used in the local press. It is time to look for something better, with more manual control. I like the Fuji 10x (but an underwater housing would cost an arm and a leg). The Canon G series also looks interesting (cheaper housing available). Both have negligible shutter lag, and decent lens. They would be an equivalent to the rangefinder cameras I liked, and easy to carry on a motorcycle (no car here). On the other hand I have "tasted" a DSLR equipped with a 70 - 200 mm lens, which was great for catching sports field action. I am tempted to bite the bullet and get something similar, but to carry on a motorcycle it would be rather bulky, and more delicate. I don't have an unlimited budget, but value for money is more important then cost alone. Any suggestions would be welcome.