So, I was very lucky this holiday season, and wound up with a check for $1000.00 and a note saying that I should spend it on something fun. I've spent over 5K on bass gear in the past year and really am not dying for anything besides my in-the-works custom Dingwall... The other creative endeavor I enjoy is photography, and I've been thinking about digital SLR cameras for the past year. I yearn for the control that a SLR provides along with the freedom of multiple lenses. I've loved my lil' Olympus Z3000 camera for about 5 years now, and I've been waiting for DSLRs to get into 'retail' range. It seems like there are only say, 4 or 5 options in the sub 1K range for camera w/basic lens...but the 'other' DSLR thread didn't really answer my questions. Resolution? I know that the Nikon D70s is probably better in build quality than the similar Canon and Olympus cameras, but I'm leaning towards the Canon right now because of the higher resolution (8+ megapixels as opposed to the 6+ of the others). My gut instict is to go for the better photo resolution, as low-res prints just make me cringe. I do print to 8x10 and sometimes larger and have been considering a large-format printer too. Is 8+ just overkill, and will I be happy with 6? I hate to buy into obselete tech and spec! Interface? Getting around the camera quickly and efficiently is important to me when I'm shooting. I've always loved my Olympus for that reason...I can tweak the parameters without hesitation. With a DSLR I'll have more options, but I'd prefer to be an artist, not an engineer. Features? I don't need ridiculous stuff, but I'd like something that is pretty flexible. I'd like pretty full control over the functions of the camera as I like to shoot low light situations and will also be looking into a decent macro lens in fairly short order. I'd hate to be locked out of things like infinite shutter speed. I guess everything is pretty automated these days anyway, but I grew up and still have a Pentax K-1000! So, what do you all think? Keep me under $1K with body and one 'basic' lens.