Im trying to decide between a D80 or a D50. Requirements are to take excellent family pictures (two girls aged 2 & 4 who just happen to be incredibly cute and beautiful). Ive been using little digitals, currently a Sony DSC-W50, which is great outdoors and easy to pack around, but not good indoors, is too slow (although one of the fastest little cameras Ive tested), and the worst of all problem is red-eye. (I know I can edit this out but you often lose eye color that way and it often looks almost as bad when youre done). Ive had a couple of 35mms, currently a Canon Rebel which is ok, not great. Now I want a digital SLR and its down to a Nikon D50 or D80. Im not a hobbyist nor do I aspire to be an amateur photo buff, although I like having options to grow into. Price is not the issue, but value is very important, if you know what I mean. Ive read a lot on the web, surfed, browsed, searched, etc Do I need 10mp? Is that just going to eat up my hard drive as I take hundreds of pictures of my kids, many of which I end up resizing to post on my website? Will I feel limited by the D50 in any way? As for lenses I will see how the kits work out but I like the idea of the 50/1.4 and a VR zoom. Perhaps with these, I wont need to use the flash as much indoors. The new D40 is too small, I dont like how it feels. I like the D50 and D80 body. Dont really care about the lcd screen but I do care about a camera that is easy to use yet flexible enough to do what I want. As an aside: My last big vacation several years ago was to Spain and I lugged around my Canon 35mm. It was a pain. I got home and started using little digitals and thought, Hey, I should have just used this the whole time and saved myself from lugging all that crap around! Now however, I have come full circle and realize that a full glass camera is probably the best fit for me right now. And, Ive always wanted a Nikon As I type this up, I feel like Im leaning towards a D80. But I dont want to pay hundreds extra for features Ill rarely use. But if there are other good reasons that make the D80 a better choice, Id like to hear them. Thanks!