First off, thanks for everyone's help picking out a camera, you've all been great. Last night my mom brought her home, and she's a beauty. sitting in the box before I got to open it. So, after I got home from school today I took her out of the box with my mom's permission the day before. Still not sure if I get to just play with it this weekend, or if I get to try it out now and then I "get it get it" at Christmas. Anyway, some quick test shots. Didn't have the VR on with the kit lens since the battery was under-charged from the factory and I've only had the camera out of the box now for < one and a half hours. They've got some blur, the default minimum shutter speed is 1/30th, which is a bit slow for 55mm hand-held without VR :| Anyway, here's some quick first shots from the back deck. DSC_0007.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSC_0006.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSC_0005.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSC_0004.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSC_0003.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! DSC_0002.jpg | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (is there a quick way to convert a bunch of flickr links into BBcode to show the images? Anyway, samples are full-res OOC shots; I already love this camera.