I've been looking around, and I wish to spend under 1,000 for a camera, memory, carry case Also, I want something that's 5 megapixel. Manual settings a good + Was looking around, and I read quite a lot of good things about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 link I've also read some bad things. I realize this camera is said to have a great battery life, excellent photo quality and some camcorder functions; nightshot, nightframing. It's 800 dollar price tag appeals to me, but one thing spooks me badly. The memory format. It uses Sony's media, which is quite expensive. I could afford one 128MB stick, maybe, maybe a 256, but that's a maybe, as it's expensive, and being 15, I have to work quite hard to earn this money. I noticed other cameras have different formats, one being microdrives, going up 1GB of memory for 200 dollars, compared to Sony's 1GB of Memory Card Pro for 800 bucks. Memory is expensive...and I plan on taking quite a lot of high quality photos, and I won't be able to upload them somewhere for some time. So, what do you think I should do? Find another camera alternative? If so, what could you suggest? Feel free to add in and ask anything, as I may have missed something out. Thank you all so much for the help, no matter how small.