I recently picked up my Mom's old Canon. The Cam might be a little bit outdated, but at the end of the day, the sensor is huge (CMOS), the resolution is low (2MP) and noise-potential isn't really there. I can use the old objectives from my Mother and they are pretty used (she used them on her analog camera 20 years ago).
The Cam is an EOS d30, not to be confused with the newer eos 30d.
Taking pictures is a pretty fun activity, and i use this "present" i got, as an oppertunity to figure out wether or not i have the needed dedication to invest more money in this "Hobby"
I will upload my pictures, and try to remember why i chosed wich