Hello, after a few years, I feel right by saying this: at the time I opened this blog, I only owned a canon 400d with the stock lens, and the fuji hs20. Now I’ve got much more into photography, I own many lenses, many film cameras and a canon 1ds mark II. If you have only the stock lens, and You don’t wanna spend too much, and avoid carrying around a heavy bag, I would still recommend a bridge camera over a reflex. But when you gen into photography , then well, a reflex is simply better, unless you’re totally into distant subject, like birds or stuff like that. In that case, to have the equivalent of the fuji hs20 zoom, You will need something over a 1000 mm (on a full frame) : a very heavy, long and expensive lens. You can see some of my new pictures here: