Okay I have a few questions, that might seem utterly foolish to most of you however I still consider myself new to the digital world. I've only had a Canon SX120 digital camera for about a year now, though I've been shooting film with Rebels since I was about 18 years old. Anyways I was strongly considering getting a bridge camera, either the Panasonic FZ35, or Fuji S200 EXR, however after doing some reading I had begun to consider going to DSLR route. However it will be a used DSLR as I just cannot afford a new one at this time. I have 3 working lenses for my Canon at the moment, the 50mm 1.8, a 35-80mm 3.5 (which actually though a kit lens is pretty good) and a Cosina 28-210mm zoom, which seems to be working at the moment. (though it has it's moments when it doesn't work). For now I'd like to keep the price as low as possible on a body and was thinking of either a Digital Rebel (300D) or an XT (350D?), I don't care if it's a Japanese KISS or a European model as long as the menus are english what do I care? Okay, couple of questions now: Seeing as how the 300D is an older model, will it really give me better IQ than say the Panasonic FZ35? This might seem like a dumb question, and I do have a basic grasp of sensor size etc, but I don't want to get a 300D only to find out it just can't do what a newer zoom camera can. Again probably a stupid question I know. Second, is there that much a difference between a 300D and an XT? one is 6.3 MP the other 8, does that make much of a difference? I'm pretty sure it's going to come down to either of these two bodies, the XTi is still pretty pricey almost approaching a new XS. But a 300D or XT can be had reasonably cheap. Third, others on here suggested I get think about a used DSLR, and I will definitely get one through KEH. I've gotten used 35mm gear there and have no problem, but are used DSLRs okay too? I know, someone is going to probably want to tell me just get a used 20/30D or a new XS, again price is the issue. I don't have a wide angle lens either, but I actually am so used to shooting with my 50mm prime that I can actually hold off on a lens for the time being. Will I be satisfied with a 300D seeing as how I'm used to shooting film on my Rebel SLR? I really like the prices involved and it would give me room to get a lens maybe as well. I've heard about actuations on DSLRs but how does one find this out? I mean who keeps track of how many times they'll clicked the shutter? is this stored somewhere in the camera's memory? Anyways I apologize if I'm rehashing old stuff but I'm still so new to the digital world.