I've been taking photographs as a keen amateur for about 4 years now since buying my *ist DS, and prior to that I had an Optio 330 RS and wanted to move onto a camera that gave me more creative flexibility. I shoot RAW because of the additional control it gives you. I've recently been trying to challenge myself a bit more by taking photographs outside of my normal genres of photography. I now have a K-3 and am enjoying its additional features. They have enabled me to get shots I couldn't have captured otherwise.