Hi everybody, Well since I am new here, I'll tell a little bit about my photography experience. I am currently enrolled in a photography course through my school where we strictly do black and white, developing our own film and printing in a dark room. I have been using a Minolta Maxxum 7000i with a Sigma 28-70mm and a Sigma 70-210mm for the past year with some decent results. I really like photography and will definetly be taking the next level photo course. The thing is that the next level course is a DSLR course. My digital camera experience is with a Sony DSC-S500 and I will take my Minolta over the Sony any day. So, I have been doing alot of research about DSLR's in general and have come up with a few cameras that will fit my wants and needs. I want a camera that has a wide range of ISO, HDR capability, low noise, at least 10MP, and a built-in flash. I have come up with a list of 3 camera's that fit my needs: Canon EOS 40D Nikon D80 Sony DSLR-A700 ( I am pretty sure that if I buy this camera I can use my existing lenses) Here is a side-by-side comparison: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_eos40d%2Cnikon_d80%2Csony_dslra700&camuser=sony_dslra700&show=all As for a price range, I am not really sure. At the lower-end is the Nikon D80 and the Canon EOS 40D. I would also like to buy at least 2 lenses if the lenses I currently have do not fit the camera, so this sort of pushes the higher-priced cameras out of the window, but I am not sure yet. thanks EDIT: After thinking it over, I have decided that the Nikon D200 and the Olympus E-3 are too expensive, so I only have to decided between the remaining 3 models.