I know there are many topics on this with the recent releases of the D80 and XTi, but those are some of the reasons I am making this thread. I hope I am not taking any of your (valuable) time. Anyways, I decided to get a DSLR a while ago. I even bought a Mac for this new hobby of mine(among others). So, I decided to get the Canon Digital Rebel XT. It seemed like a nice camera, and had a nice price to go with it. The next day, I go to Best Buy. I see the XT and marvel at it. Then I pick it up. It felt disgusting. Like a cheap toy. Quickly, I put it back. I wander over to the Nikon cameras and, lo and behold, was the D50. It was in my budget, and felt great. Next to it sat the D70s. I play around with that, too. More functions, and uses CF. On top of that, it was only $150 more. I thought it looked like a wise purchase, but held off so I could do my homework a bit. After being set on the D70s, and saving for it, I thought I could finally buy it. However, the next day, the D80 came out. It looked marvelous. Like a D200 in a plastic shell. I thought it might be what I wanted. Around a week later, the Rebel XTi was announced. It was cheaper than the D80, and was also 10 MP. That moment is when I became confounded with what to buy. My original budget was around $800, and I could have stretched it to $900. Maybe. The D80 seems a bit too far out of reach now, but the XTi looks nice. However, does anyone know if it feels he same as the XT? If it does, I'm not buying. Then come the D70s and the D50. Both look nice. Very nice, indeed. I will probably be buying one of these, but I must know: Is the extra $150-250 worth it? The extra cash I can save can be used for better/more lenses. So, I guess these are my options: -Nikon D50 w/18-55 mm DX Zoom Nikkor(would get the 18-55 and 55-200 if B&H ever had it in)=$700 ($800 if I got mentioned kit) -Nikon D70s w/18-70 mm DX Zoom Nikkor=$870 -Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi w/ Canon 18-55 mm EF-S lens=$900 I would be getting a Lexar/Sandisk 2GB CF/SD card, depending on which one I get. Also note that I really, really like photography. I plan on diving into it headfirst. Thanks in advance.