Hey everyone, I got 2 outstanding camera deals: the Canon Rebel XT and Canon S5IS. I've wanted something better than a point-and-shoot for a long time. Years and years ago, I took great pics with the Sony DSC-F717 so I fell in love with the superior quality of higher end cameras. So about me: I'm 23 yo, female, don't know much about photography but willing to learn. Mostly just want to take great pics of my family. I do love the idea of having a dSLR but I'm sure I cannot afford to upgrade to a better lens and flash. But I think the ones that come with the kit will be enough to keep me satisfied (for now). Also, I plan on using the camera mainly on "idiot modes" at first: [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, ect.[/FONT] The bottom line is: how does the picture quality on the Rebel XT (without upgrade) compare to S5IS? Is it worth the extra cost? Will it fit my needs? Thanks for any input.