Eric here in the office turned me on to this site – philipbloom.co.uk – an English freelance DP with plenty of time to talk about his experiences.
I came across this short film he had done documenting folks at Venice Beach. It was shot on the Canon 7D (one of the DSLRs people are raving about). This clip really shows the difference a camera like this can make. Incredibly shallow depth of field is what I noticed the most.