Edit: Sorry about the title I mean d40. I am pretty new to photography, 4 or 5 months. I as of now have a kodak easy share z7590. It is pretty good for how much we paid and being a point and shoot. But I have told myself that if I still like photography in a couple of months then I will invest in a better camera. I have been looking at the canon rebel xt or a nikon d40. I know that the mp are different but are there any real benefits that justify the cost difference? I just put every picture to 1280 x 1024 anyways. Which one would you get or is there another camera for the same price range that you would recommend. I am 18 so, I cant justify a really expensive camera. Any help would be appriciated, thanks. I have also added the olympus evolt e-500 to the list. It is in my price range and comes with 2 lenses.