On Monday this beauty was delivered to me. For five years I have been using a Canon Rebel XT and it has served me well. But when it decided it didn't want to work anymore, I knew it was time to take the next step. Although this isn't necessarily a "professional" camera, it is a step up from the Rebel series and much more affordable than this one, which I did contemplate getting. I'm so happy with my new camera. I can't wait to get out and take photos this weekend!