Okay, I have decided to switch to Canon from Sony. Not that I have been unhappy with Sony, it's just some problems I had with the camera being purchased overseas and then some upgrading problems and what not. I'm selling my camera and lenses to help with my savings. I have been looking at the 30D lately and it seems like a steal for $699USD new. I did go to try it out at the store (Wolf Camera *shudders*) and it feels very good and solid in my hands. (I also like the fact of a warranty with it, but I'm not going through explaining why.) While I was there, she also pulled out the 40D to let me try it out and it looked like an improvement over the 30D (not that the 30D is a bad camera anyway). I did not like one thing however, that the shutter release feels very flat when you're resting your fingers on it. I am not planning on purchasing the kit lens, instead a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and an EF 50mm f/1.4. (I'm not worried about range right now as I'm focusing on portrait work.) The 40D has 10 megapixels vs. 8 megapixels from the 30D. It also has weather sealing (not sure if I'll need it....), slightly faster FPS (not that big of a deal), and live-view (I actually liked it on the 40D). I have been saving but I just want your opinions. The price difference between the two = $300 a.k.a a new lens. I just don't know yet. Does anyone have any help?