if i knew i was going to be this interested in photography to begin with and need the features, i would have not gotten a D60 and should just gone for a D300 first. but then again, we'll never know, and now i have both. but if you are willing to dig for more info on cameras and learn lots about how to use them and how to take good pictures, any decent one can be good enough. but the lens...it's very important too, and it's going to cost a lot!