I want a digital camera for christmas and have kind of fell in love with the olympus C-4000 since its got good zoom, 4MP, and from what I'm told takes excellent macros. Right now the only camera I have a a SiPix which sucks because I dont even have flash, let alone zoom or any other feature. You can get a C-4000 for around $350 if you shop around and price match or find rebates, the thing is my mom is keeps asking me if I really think I can justify getting a sort of high end camera and she doesnt seem to think I will use it much, while I think I will. Anyone have any comments on this camera or situation? Should I get something lower-end since this will be my first "real" digital camera?