I honestly can't find anything out there. I owned an *ist DL back in the days, but haven't shot since. I owned a D40, but definitely needed a little more MP for some cropping room. I've never shot a Canon, but have messed around with them. I feel like the Pentax models have held up to a great build and offer sensor stabilization vs the XTI that's not going to give me either one of these options. My main concern is going to be sharpness, color reproduction, and price. I haven't seen the K200D in person, so I have no idea of how the viewfinder is. I have seen and held the XTI and wasn't very impressed with the build and viewfinder. If you're in this situation, mainly going to be shooting macro pictures, what would you choose?