I haven't seen many sample images from it but the features sure beat the hell out of the digital rebel. There is even talk of Nikon releasing a D50 with a cost of $499! I've been researching the D70 over the last few days and realized this will probably be the cam to move me into "mostly digital". I've been waiting for the prices to drop and the features to get better and I believe the Nikon D70 delivers. Here is DPReviews preview of the D70: clicketh The things that interest me about this camera: Just about every feature on this camera outdoes the 300D. You gotta love when the competition heats up and the consumer wins by getting more for their money. Camera shoots up to 1/8000 second. Could stop a bullet! I also like into the sun macro shots with a wide open aperture. Higher shutter speeds help out with that. It can also can fire 3 fps for up to 12 images in HQ JPG and 4 images in RAW. Incredible amount of control over everything. 1/3 stops on ISO settings, +/- 5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stops exposure compensation. Flash exposure compensation of -3 to +1 in 1/3 step increments. With an external flash you get synch up to 1/500! For whatever reason, Canon built the 300D with a USB1.1 transfer. On the D70 it's USB 2.0 as it should be. It comes with the 3D Color Matrix meter. Not sure if this is the same as the F5 but it sounds fancy. It also comes with a little feature called a spot meter. more notes: Sea and Sea will be releasing an underwater casing for the D70. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0402/04020401seaseadxd70.asp and I'll also add the SB 600 flash and have the perfect outfit.