Greetings all. I am looking to buy a digital camera for under $700. I am bit of a beginner and I am looking to take pics of my lovely island home of Bermuda. I would like to do HDR pictures. I am debating between a sony a300 and Olympus e-510.

I'm hesitant of buying sony because I have a point and shoot that takes RAW pics and its is hard as h___ trying to make a HDR image with them (I am very new to HDR imaging with CS2).

Any thoughts? If any of you do HDR imaging what cameras do you use?