I think I have finally found the camera I'm getting. It seems to be built strong (metal parts) and I want a camera thats solid. Also it does only have 8 MP which isn't really that bad. Is the price gap between the 30D and the D80 worth it? Which one takes shaper images? or are they about the same other than the steel body on the 30D? I also plan on buying a canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens for now (its cheap). Also it has DC motor instead of a USM to drive the AF. Is that bad? I'll be getting a better lens for my birthday (augest) so it only needs to be a decent lens.