I can hardly call myself an amateur if not an enthusiast in DSLR photography. For those venturing into SLR photography, now is the time. After using DSLRs for some time now, I cannot imagine myself using those film SLRs. The digital revolution has changed the way we take pictures. Keep it if you like it or else, hit the button 'delete'. Film SLR photography was probably a lot more expensive. You are sure to have few usable pictures when you are learning.

SLR stands for 'single lens reflex' for those who do not know. The single most useful feature of a DSLR camera is the lightning quick phase-shift autofocus which the point and shoots can only dream to have.