I have a Canon Rebel xti and I LOVE LOVE it!! Yes, it was a lot of money to spend on it, but WELL worth every penny. I have to small children and with my old camera (SONY Cyber-shot) it was almost impossible to get a good picture, but with my canon it can take such quick shots, I'm almost guaranteed a good shot. I pondered for over two years on whether or not to spend the money, and am soo glad that I finally took the plunge. So that's my two cents!! Good luck on whatever you choose!