Six months ago I was looking into stepping up to the dSLR cameras from my 5mp p+s Kodak, did alot of research, compared prices, specs, etc... ended up buying a high end pro-sumer model p+s (Panasonic lumix fz50) and saved around $400 on what a comparable entry level system dSLR was going for. I'm very happy with my choice, don't get me wrong, but after six months I am feeling like I'm really ready to get into the advantages of dSLR and have acquired enough skills to use one reasonably well. So, I'm price shopping and comparing specs again, reading reviews, I really like the Nikon D40x due to the compact body, large sensor, low noise, and availability of a zillion excellent lenses, plus I already have mega gigabytes of SD memory so I chose Nikon over Canon. Looking at prices, I can get an entry level D40x with good kit lens for about thirty bucks more than I paid six months ago for my fuzzy 50! These models were several hundred dollars more expensive and even the cheapest dSLRs were more costly by a couple hundred. To the point, I am noticing many very nice cameras come well equipped with one or two lens kits for $700 to $1000, all of which are probably more camera than I will learn how to use for a long time! Why so low? Does anyone forsee some kind of new technology, a great new feature that is a must have, about to be revealed! Why are dSLRs getting so cheap? I hope I don't give in to my impulsive nature and buy a D40x two months before the big names announce a noise free 12 MP sensor, a camera that sees in the dark at 6400 ISO, shoots ten fps and weighs 1.4 lbs.