So a certain elitist with a brand new D700 got me thinking about my choice of camera(he may not remember, it was a little while ago). Been doing a bit of reading, but maybe OTAP can do exactly what I want out of this thread; push me to buying the 40D. I am getting pretty serious with this hobby, and am looking to purchase a 40D. What are the main, notable differences between the XSi and the 40D? Also, if any Canadian crew are on here, what's a decent price to pay on one? Should I grab one with a kit lens? Or just the body and buy a decent short range lens to start me off? I can, usually, get just over 10% off on anything www.bestbuy.ca or www.futureshop.ca will sell so I'm thinking I'll grab it there (even if someone else sells it cheaper, a price match will yield a better price in the end). Thanks edit and yes, my XSi will be refunded in full, so I lost nothing there. edit#2 Oh, some reasons why I want it. The higher ISO is definitely one of the factors, as I'll be shooting a lot in not-optimal light conditions where flash may or may not be an option. The XSi is also a bit small for my likes. I've also heard the mirror is a lot quieter due to being motor-up instead of spring-up like in the XSi, can anyone attest to this? And the quicker CF cards/shooting speed is probably one of the biggest things I'm looking at in the differences.