I went to my local Lens & Shutter today to see if they had a D70 i could play with. They didn't have one in stock, but said they'd be getting another shipment later this week/early next week and they'd set one aside for me so I could come in and look at it. The Canadian price breakdown right now is $1499CDN for the body only and $1899CDN for the body + kit lens. That's more than the american price of $1299US for body + kit lens which is ~$1735CDN at today's exchange rate...ontop of that the only people that will ship to Canada I've found are Ritz and Wolf Camera and they want ~$65CDN for shipping. That means locally it's only about $100 more and I'm sure the locals will happily drop that $100 off the price in a month or so after the initial hype dies down a bit. Lens and Sutter also offers a four seminar intro course for $15 if you buy the camera from them: Seminar 1: Single Lens Reflex Overview, Accesory Lenses, Films Seminar 2: Composition, Learning to See the Light Seminar 3: Electronic Flash, Photographing People, Filters Digital Photography Seminar: An Introduction and Beyond New to Nikon Canada is that they are upping their lens warranties from 2 years to 5 years to match Nikon USA and are actually one-uping the Americans by offering a 2 year warranty on the D70 body as opposed to 1 year in the states (all subject to you sending in the extended warranty card within 10 days of purchase...otherwise you're down to 1 year on both camera and lens). All Canadian sold Nikon's have also had the firmware update to 1.01 done (the reason for the initial shipment delay from Mar. 19th to the 24th). After talking to Nikon Canada I learned that not only will they not honour the warranty on american purchased products, but they won't even touch the camera...if something goes wrong they won't fix it even if you pay them. Nikon USA said they couldn't ship a warranty repair back to Canada even if I did pay the shipping so I'd need an American return shipping address. Hopefully that helps any Canadians looking for some info.