After spending a bit of time last night researching both cameras, the Digital Rebel XT is definitely looking like the best fit for me. IT has a bit more clairty over the Nikon, its RAW files are pretty standard so I won’t have a problem working with them in Photoshop, it seems to perform just a tad bit better in low light situations than the Nikon, and best of all it has a $100 mail-in rebate attached to it through July 15th.
Now comes researching where to buy it from. Hoping to actually have it in my hands sometime in May. Knowing my luck, the day after I actually first use it my Canon Powershot S45 will showup, which would actually be interesting because I would LOVE to know where it’s been hanging out this entire time.
Anyway, so ETA for new pictures seems to be around mid-May at the earliest. Until then I am going to try and get some old slides scanned in to at least get SOME pictures added to the gallery site.