If you were in the market for a D-SLR and had no lenses for either Canon or Nikon, would your choice be the 350 XT (Rebel XT in the US) or the D70s? I'm finding it incredibly hard to choose between them. The D70s is a lot heavier and feels more workman-like. The Canon is pretty light but smaller in the hands. The Nikon comes with a much better lens but the Canon (at about £100 lower in price) seems better value. Then there's all the other little technical things. The 350 is about to be released here with a dual-lens kit - the EF-S 18-55 AND 55-200, plus the vertical grip - all for about £730 or so. The Nikon is that much with just it's 18-70 lens. If the Nikon had 8mp I'd go for that without doubt. I know the 2mp is THAT big a deal, but I do print pretty big sometimes (HP 8750 A3 printer) so I cannot discount that extra resolution as being irrelevant. I've handled both cameras side by side and neither feels significantly 'better' than the other - just different (mainly down to size). I think the Canon would be better for hauling around all day when I'm out hiking, but the Nikon would provide more mass and possibly provide a firmer hold (but with the vertical grip attachment that may become a moot point). Help!