I'm trying to decide between the Minolta 7D and the Rebel XT. I already have a Minolta film SLR with two lenses, including a 80-300 zoon. Right now the 7D body without lenses is about the same price, after rebate, as the Rebel XT kit, around $900. Minolta Pros: Already own lenses, saving money up front. Built-in anti-shake feature. Don't need expensive stabilized lenses Minolta Cons: Lower resolution Don't already own extra batteries. Accessories seem to be more expensive Canon Pros: Uses same battery as S60, which I have. Accessories seem cheaper. Higher resolution 8 vs 6.1 megapixels Canon Cons: Need to buy new long lens to equal cability of Minolta Camera body seems a little small for my hands.