http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond80/ Price is high, and I wish it had a faster shutter speed, but still quite good. And the noise test was my favourite. The Nikon D80 performed better than the 400D, IMO. Yes, the noise on the black card was slightly higher than the 400D, according to DPReview. However, the colour noise is much lower than with the other 2 cameras, and to me that's the most significant conclusion, because who wants to see a black sky with little blue and red coloured speckles littering the sky? And it's strange how Sony's camera produces so much more noise using the same sensor as the Nikon D80. I guess this is where photographic knowledge comes into play.