All of the pictures viewable on this site are taken with one of my two cameras, a FUJIFILM Finepix A180 or a FUJIFILM Finepix S3300. The A180, a small and simple silver point and shoot compact is a great little camera for basic photography. With it's 10.2MP sensor and 3x optical zoom, it's not the most advanced camera in the world, it did me fine a year and a half before I upgraded. My new camera, the S3300 bridge camera is a bit more sophisticated with it's impressive 26x optical zoom or 500mm equivelant and ajustable 1/2000th to an 8 second shutterspeed. It has a 14MP sensor and a huge pop up flash cmbined with a 3 inch LCD display and electroni viewfinder. Plus, it has an adjustable flash for changing the intensity of the bulb, useful to avoid pictures with harsh shadows when a flash is needed. Also, with an amazing 8 frames per second and 27 manual settings, this is one great sub DSLR camera at an affordable price. I also currently use a CAMLINK TP2500 tripod which has 3 fully ajustable legs and one further ajustable center post. One day, I hope to get an SLR but I'm happy with what I've got just now as far as it goes with cameras.