That is a good camera. I use the direct competion for it. The Nikon D40x. You can use the web to searcha and read reviews. Not one will give you a difinitve winner between the 2. One of my best friends is a pro photographer and he recommended the Nikon for it's ease of use. I am very happy with mine. I recommended it to Sky Dancer (a member here) and she loves her's as well. But Doctor T uses the Canon and he loves his. So I don't think you can go wrong with either.