Here are six identical images from different cameras on Steve's Digicam's. Unprocessed. 30D http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/30d/samples/IMG_8618.JPG 400D http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/rebelxti/samples/IMG_1559.JPG D50 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/d50/samples/DSC_0136_NEF.JPG D70s http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/d70s/samples/DSC_0492_NEF.jpg D80 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/d80/samples/dsc_0937.jpg D200 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/d200/samples/DSC_0320.JPG Now, can anyone explain to me why the 6 MP Nikon's have the sharpest image under crop? The four other cameras; slightly soft with the 400D being (to my eyes) the best. But the D70s and D50; absolutely crystal. Is the 6 MP sensor in those two cameras really better in that way, or am I seeing things? Try cropping in on the door of the red building, or one of the window units on the other structure.