Now, with advice from my friend who owns a studio, recommends me to get the D80. I was leaning towards the D40x based on it being my first Dslr and budget. The D80 does provide me with more flexibility in the long run both in functionality and lenses. The D40x is a great learning unit and takes awesome pictures. Is the extra $200-$300 worth it? More with a quality lense... Still kind of leaning towards the D40x.