Guess what my wife got me for my birthday? A new camera? I'm a big supporter of FujiFilm cameras.. I've had 4 different models. For an entry-level low-cost "professional" camera... they can't be beat.
Where else can you pick up a camera for under $500 that won't get you laughed out of the pit at music festivals and concerts..and that you can use to shoot freelance photography?
This is the Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR Digital Camera. Amazon has it on sale...in a kit w/ lots of extras for $459. link.
I can't wait to put it to use at a show!