Well, here's the thing. I bought a Canon sx210 about 3 weeks ago as i found out that football clubs only allow point & shoot cameras into the ground. My problem is that now after visiting a local wildlife centre I am also wanting to photograph the birds and animals that are around. I've taken a few pictures with my P&S Canon and the zoom just isnt good enough for things like Chaffinches and Robins etc. So I am looking at getting a DSLR for my walks and natural visits. The main trouble is price, as I am not working at the minute due to illness and being a single parent as well I can only save around the £300 price mark (possibly going up another 50 quid). What i'd like to know is if anyone knows of a good quality and relatively silent camera. I was looking at one, but was slightly put off by the customer saying that the click of the button was no good for wildlife and birds.