I'm looking for something $1500 or less. I'm looking for people with personal experience with the: Nikon D80, D40 and D40x; Pentax K10D and; Canon Rebel XT and XTi and the 30D I am seriously considering the Nikon D80 for the most part and included the others for comparison sake. Not to say I wouldn't seriously consider the Rebel XTi with a good lens for instance, but I am keen on the Nikon D80 thus far. Have experience? Let's here about it. I have a Nikon FE manual SLR and a Canon S2 IS (which is currently pooched and I've been so lazy and pissed off I haven't sent it in...) so I have experience with SLR's and digital camera's, just not with DSLR's...but obviously, I am thinking of getting into DSLR's. I am looking for camera performance that is a nice jump up from a P & S digital, and I'm willing to spend on a good lens. Otherwise, I may try the Canon S5 IS when it comes out, which I'll probably get anyways... :p P.S. Is Image Stabilization not as necessary with the DSLR's? Because they seem to do pretty good at higher ISO's and camera's like the Nikon D80 don't seem to have IS. Or is IS in the lens for the DSLR camera's?