So I'm in the market for a DSLR at around this price. I know that this is a very Canon-biased forum, but has anyone had experience with any other brands at around this price? It seems like there are now a few alternatives to the 400D that are worth considering. I will be travelling with whichever camera I buy, and probably taking the kit lens (18-55 or whatever) and maybe a 50mm prime for low-light situations. A fair bit of reading has led me to the following alternatives. All of these cameras are roughly equivalent - 10MP, 2.5" screen, blah blah blah. Canon 400D: ========== Pros: - Price - Availability (body and lenses) - Low noise at high ISO - Dust reduction Cons: - Uncomfortable/small grip (I have big hands, can anyone confirm?) - No internal image stabilisation - no secondary LCD Nikon D80: ======== Pros: - More features than the alternatives - Low noise (comparable to 400D) - Dust reduction - Good image quality (arguably the best of the lot) Cons: - Price is highest of everything here - No internal image stabilisation Sony A100: ========= Pros: - Cheap - Internal image stabilisation - Dust reduction Cons: - Higher noise levels - Availability of bodies and lenses - Image quality seems slightly poorer all around compared to 400D/D80 Pentax K10D: ========== Pros: - Internal image stabilisation - Dust reduction - Weather sealed - dust/water resistant, allows shooting in the rain. This could be good since I am travelling. - Cheap Cons: - Not released yet (I can't find an ETA anywhere. Anyone?) - Unkown image quality (assumed to be decent) - Availability of bodies and lenses I am really swaying towards the Pentax, even though I can't get one yet. It seems too good to be true. I also plan on heading to a store and handling each of them before I make a decision. If anyone has anything to add or remove from the pros and cons, post it up. What would you choose and why?