Alright, all the nice people on the forum please help me with this Now i'm not much of a photographer, but I do like to take nice pics. In the sense that in the whole of the last year there might have been about one occasion where I might have strolled out on a weekend with the intent of "only taking pictures". But I do like to carry my camera around whenever I get out and take nice pictures. I can use the manual mode on my cam pretty well and understand the basic aspects of it. Currently i have a sony dsc-h5 which i've been using for a year and half. Its a pretty good cam with lots of manual settings and not to mention the awesome 35-438 equivalent zoom, but now I feel like upgrading to a DSLR as the shutterlag on the H5 bothers me(nothing wrong with the cam itself this is true for all P&S). I've been going back and forth over this for a while as i'm not sure if I can justify the cost's involved as most of my photography is just casual. Moreover i'm generally busy with my job and other activities/hobbies, so I dont really have too much time to "dedicate" to photography. So firstly please let me know your opinion on if/not I should upgrade Secondly, i have been looking around for a while and if I do get convinced to upgrade or just wake up one day feeling 'sod it wherz the credit card' I have narrowed my choice to the below 3. Which one do you guyz think I should go for? Also note that I will not be buying new lenses for a long time! My budget is under 1000 US$ 1) (Used) Canon EOS 20D body + (New) TAMRON AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (Model A18) US$ 990 2) (Used) Canon Rebel XTi body + (New) TAMRON AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (Model A18) US$ 860 3) (New) Rebel XTi with 2 kit lens EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II US??68.5×66mm EF55-200mm F4.5-5.6 II USM??70.4×97.3mm?EF55-200mm F4.5-5.6 II USM (US$ 820 - US$80 store credit) = US$740 thanks. PS: Prices as in japan.