thank you all for your answers.
Now that i've read almost every review on this site of cameras within my budget range, I'm thinking seriously in buying a DSLR. All the super zoom models are noisy and grainy in certain situations, and that "purple glow" on some scenes is something I don't want for me.
I think the Olympus E-510 is the right choice for me. I use glasses for working, and the liveview feature is a must for me (maybe because my older super zoom camera had it). I would like to get the Sony A300, but it seems a little expensive for me, so I'll wait till it's release date, and then I'll read its review here
, so I can make the right choice.