Hello, I have never owned a DSLR camera, just have a P&S. I have been reading this forum and the dpr forums for a month now. I have done all the things that you all recommend like going to a camera store to hold the cameras to see how they feel in ones hands. And, I even bought the "Understanding Exposure" book by Bryan Petersen and read it cover to cover. But, I am still torn over which camera to buy because every time I read something I change my mind and I just cannot make a decision. I looked at the following cameras: Canon XSi Canon T1i Canon 50D Nikon D3000 Nikon D5000 Nikon D90 My P&S is a Canon Power Shot A95 (pretty old camera) and my photo printer is a Canon also. But, I thought I had narrowed my choice of dslr narrowed down to the Nikon D90 and then I saw the comparison of pictures taken with the Canon 450D and the Nikon D90 in the dpr review forum and the Nikon D90 pictures seem not as crisp as the Canon 450D. I am perplexed at this because the dpr review gave the D90 a higher ranking, than it did the Canon 450D. The review even said that "the D90's default output is very soft, having had very low levels of sharpening applied. Canon, meanwhile, takes the opposite approach, delivering very crisp (and contrasty) images at its default setting." So now I am back to thinking that I should buy the Canon T1i because of the crisp images. Can someone please explain why the D90 pictures do not look as sharp as the Canon? Here is the link to the comparison: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond90/page27.asp Also, could you please point me in the right direction as far as which camera listed above would be best for me. I am looking for a camera mainly to take travel photos of streets, people, churches, museums, etc. I do need a camera that takes good photos in low light because I take pictures inside churches. But, I also take alot of outdoor street shots too. And thanks for all the great info on these forums, I have learned alot from all of you.