Hi, I'm new to the forum but not entirely new to photography. I've not used a DSLR before since my knowledge is limited to the ancient manual SLRs. I've got the option of buying a D50 or D70s (not a D70 with a firmware upgrade, but the genuine article) for the same price from a reputable supplier. They come with the usual two lens kits. However, I'm not sure which one to go for since the reviews I've read clearly indicate that the D50 has a sharper output than the D70s. Even Nikon UKs website has the D50 listed above the D70s. Menu fiddliness aside, if I want quality alone, what should I go for? They are both 6MP units but am I right to believe that the CCD quality is that much better in the D50? Could I not adjust the camera settings on the D70s to produce pictures as sharply as the D50 i.e. with less noise at the same ISO levels. Does anyone have side by side experience of the two cameras to give me some sound advice. I've posted a similar message on other forums, but the only response so far is to read other people's non-comparative reviews....so not very helpful. Any constructive advice will be gratefully received.