I am looking to buy my first DSLR and I have a cannon P&S that I love to I really wanted to go canon again. I usually do a lot of research before making a purchase like this and I have heard that human skill makes a much bigger difference than the camera body. I understand that however I also look for the most bang for my buck like most people. I know nothing about DSLR and most of you will probably say either one will be better than I have but I want a camera that I can grow into and I dont want to get a cheap one that I will want to replace in 6 months or a year. With all that said, I thought I found the perfect camera, the T2i Rebel. I really liked the fact I can shoot high def video so I wont have to carry around a video recorder as well. Thats a huge selling point for me but then again I am buying a DSLR not a video camera, that was just a big selling point, kill two birds with one stone. So I research it and I find this review Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D Compared to the Nikon D90 Side by Side The review looks very well written but either the D90 runs circles around the T2i or the reviewer is very biased. The only thing the T2i seems to do better is the video. I just find it hard to believe that according to the review, the Nikon is that much better and the T2i is a brand new camera where as the D90 is a few years old. Some points that really stuck out to me. Look at the flash pictures the compare the two, the shirt is orange but the cannon flash makes it look red? Thats pretty bad. They claim that the 18 MP is pretty much a gimmick They Nikon can focus much faster? I thought I read else where that the Cannon was actually faster than the Nikon? I also read that the Nikon was much slower in LV mode but this article doesnt say that. Nikon has better high ISO pictures. Nikon has much better battery life Nikon has a better lense Nikon has a bigger sensor Nikon is quieter Nikon is faster Nikon has built in instruction Nikon body is built better Nikon body is water resistant Nikon has better view magnification Nikon has way more buttons/options I could go on and on but if you read the review one would wonder how is canon even keeps the doors open. I just thought the two would be much closer when comparing. I dont mind one of them doing a few things better but it just seems like its a no contest. I have also read peoples reviews where they said they bought the canon and it felt like an expensive P&S, they took it back and got the D90 and were much happier but I dont hear people buying the D90 and takig that back. On a side note, am I missing any cameras in this price range that may do both?? Sony? I realize I am buying a system not just a camera so I want to get it right the first time. Thanks for any help. While I am very attracted to the video performance of the Canon, I dont want to get a much inferior camera just to get video as well.