Buy the camera with a credit card - most cards extend the manufacturer warranty by a year - giving you a two-year guarantee. Get a good wrist strap for the camera (they are available cheap on Amazon) and use that instead of the neck strap supplied with the camera, which is lousy.
|Dirt Hose by poppyjk|
|European bee-eaters by drvanger|
from A Big Year - birds
|Fat Is Beautiful Guinea 2008 DP by MarioSS|
from - Fat is Beautiful - (Woman's Portrait n Black and White+ A Border)