Okay, so i decided to get the a300. I figured anything better than the camera i have now is better and for some reason, i do not use optical zoom enough to jutsify the expense.
However, I did find out that Paul sent me 100 in GC at amazon, not 50, so i went a big hog wild. This is what i got for 400 bucks:
128M flash card
flash card reader
nintendo game boy advanced platinum
cable link for gc/gb
finally a book for keth’s mom as ‘thanks’ for letting me stay 🙂