Thanks for all of the advice so far, it's alot to take in all at once. I want to get something that is pretty nice simply because we have ambitions of bigger projects down the road, so i don't really want to have to buy another one in the near future. I looked at the canon website a bit and learned some stuff that i think will help me out. I saw the canon xti and it seemed nice but not too expensive either. We don't intend to be taking any pictures for a photography book or anything, but we would like to have a camera that's capable of producing proffesional looking photos to the untrained eye. Thanks again for all of your help.