This past weekend my 9 year old daughter came to me out of the blue and told me she wanted to go out and take pictures of birds with me. My kids have never shown any interest in photography, so this came as quite a surprise to me. I let her try out several different camera/lens combos I have and she finally decided to go with my old G5 with 45-250mm. I made it a point to take pics of her taking pictures for the first time. To my surprised delight she captured a couple of well composed pics of some birds! Most important of all she enjoyed the whole experience (also enjoyed pasta at a nearby restaurant with Dad as well). It is awesome to know her first "real" camera experience was with a G5. She gets to keep the G5 now and I plan to get her a couple more lenses for wildlife and macro.