Well, I'm selling the Panasonic (check out the thread in the Yard Sale forum) to buy a DSLR. I've narrowed it down to these four: Minolta Maxxum 7D- Mainly because I already have access to a couple REALLY nice Maxxum lenses and the level of control the camera gives you. The kit lens is actually very nice as well (28-100mm f3.5-5.6), a little more versatile than the Nikon or Canon kit lenses. The built in anti-CCD shake feature really rocks too. The downside is that it's expensive- Newegg has it for $1588.99 Nikon D70- It's cheaper than the Maxxum by far and offers similar performance, just not quite the same level of control. I don't have lenses and would have to make do with the kit lens (which is better than the Canon's- and not necessarily a bad thing IMO) for the time being. $1026. Canon 20D- To tell you the truth, I'm not that impressed with it, but the performance is proven and it offers a lot of features. I've heard a bunch of mixed reviews about the kit lens and would probably want something a little more versatile than a 18-55mm. Lenses appear to be more plentiful and cheaper than the rest. $1495. Pentax *istDS- How the hell do you say that? Anyway, same performance as the D70, just simplified, smaller, and lighter-and hell- cheaper. Uses SD cards, which I've already got a shitload of. $1258.99 @ buydig.com with the kit 18-55mm lens and a 75-300mm Tamron. The 300D just doesn't feel have the quality feel I want for a $900 camera. A $200 Sony seems to be built better than that crap. I'd pay NOT to use it. The Olympus EV300 isn't even on the radar either mainly because of it's poor performance at higher ISO's (precisely the reason I'm selling the Panasonic- I just do far too much low light and night shooting. Discuss. I'm leaning more towards the Maxxum mainly because I already have a couple of awesome lenses (44mm f1.4 prime and a 135 f2.0- I think- prime) that I would really like to make use of (and save money down the road.) I've already read more reviews and opinions on each than I an possibly stand- I just need some final input before I make a decision here.