I think most will say (myself included) that DSLR's are always better; hey, if I didn't think so, I wouldn't have one. But, this morning I was looking online, and I found some specs on the Samsung Pro 815. Lets say I was pretty impressed. It's got 8 MP, a 3.5" LCD screen, it shoots raw, has a 28-420mm equivalent zoom, live preview screen, manual focus lens, and it takes video. Start up time is within .2 seconds of the XTi, and shutter lag is 0.25 seconds, and the number of pictures you can take in a burst is "unlimited". Impressive specs for a point and shoot. So, discuss.