Digital SLR Showdown

With Arin and I expecting, and Christmas right around the corner, we have decided that the gift we will give each other, and the grand parents when you really think about it, is a digital SLR camera. However, we have not decided much beyond that considering that a digital SLR camera in this day and age still constitutes a pretty significant investment. So I am calling upon all the Digital Camera Mavens out there to chime in and share what they know. Through my research I have narrowed the choices down to three different cameras. If you have any experience with these cameras, Arin and I want to know. Or if I am off base with all of these cameras I really want to know. The contestants are:

Nikon D50

Nikon D70

Canon Digital Rebel XT
So, let's hear it. Which one should we choose?

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I'm pretty happy with the D70, enought to make 8x10 prints. One thing to note, factor in the cost of buying additional lens. Also Nikon is about the release a D200, which in theory will kickdown the price of the D70 combo's.

I vote for the Canon Digital Rebel XT. It's probably more compact and lightweight than the Nikon D70. Plus, most professional photojournalists are now using Canons vs. Nikon (or so says my instructor who's a photojournalist for the SF Chronicle.)

I really, really love my D70. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

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  • I'm pretty happy with the D70, enought to make 8x10 prints. One thing to note, factor in the cost of buying additional lens. Also Nikon is about the release a D200, which in theory will kickdown the price of the D70 co...

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