oh yes. hopefully very soon... though I kinda doubt it right now, with the winter being as cold and white as it is at the moment. I remember how early spring came 2 years ago. the first snowdrops were out in january... but it can't be for much longer anymore now.
There were similar models to this camera too, but I wanted a big marco and not necessarily the best zoom (you can have one or other better, usually), and I of course chose according to the price too. It was not horrible though, I didn't go for the newest model, but still a good camera. Now the same camera is a lot cheaper.
Hmm, I still dunno what SLR is, but that one looks very professional. The less automatic functions, the more pro it is.