Hello all, hope you don't mind but I need to pick your brains. I am starting an evening class course in photography in a couple of months and want to get a new camera, I can't decide whether to go for a bridge or a DSLR or even something like a Canon G11. I have a budget of around 400 but this could be stretched for the right camera. I want to learn how to use the manual controls so want that option on whatever I get although it would be nice to have the option to point and shoot sometimes. I wouldn't taking a range of diffent pictures but my passion is motorsport so it would be nice to get something that can handle action shots. One question I do have is would I really be able to notice the difference in picture quality between a Dslr and a bridge camera? Any suggestions on what models to look at would be greatly appreciated.