Here is a look at the specifications of the cameras you listed plus the Nikon D50 and D70:
Only the Fujifilm S9000 and Sony R1 are not DSLR cameras. But they come close.
If you will be satisfied with the one lens provided for the next 5 years, then the non DSLR is for you.
If you want to get into more serious photography in the next 5 years....go with the DSLR.
Hi, I am new to the digital camera world. I am not a Professional Photographer. 1 want to buy a Digital Cam less then $1200. There are few things which I am confuse about & really need help. I couldn?t under stand what type of camera should I buy Digital SLR or Digital SLR style. Recently I saw Fujifilm FinePix S9000, Sony DSC-R1, Olympus Evolt E-330 Canon 350 on cent.com in this price range.
Actually I want a camera with maximum functions within $1200.
Please can u suggest me any.