I'm sure for me it would. but let's say i took pictures of people surfing from the beach and they wanted to buy prints, 8x11 or even 11x17. is the resolution good enough. the reason i ask is i was set to buy a canon XT but then i held a nikon D50. I like it and then i might have some mony left over for goodies. thanks p.s i currently own a rebel G w/35-80 canon kit lens and a 70-300mm sigma (a cheap one) that the AF no longer works on. so i could probably use most of my lens and filters on the XT.