Do some research. Nikon D70 due out in a matter of weeks will be the new benchmark of performance for the money. Check out http://www.dpreview.com and go to the cameras section on the left, or go to the buying guide and do a side by side with the D70 and 300D. You'll see very quickly that the D70 blows the 300D away in just about every category. I'm on the list to get one later this year. Can't wait!