I was trying to choose between the Digital SLR (or even SLR-like) camera offering from Canon and Nikon. A google search led to me what looks like an excellent resource for digital camera reviews. The Test Freaks review pages are unique after a fashion. They aggregate reviews on specific camera models from across the web. Few sites succeed in adding value without adding too much original content. The page on the Digital Rebel XT, for example, leads you to many reviews. Not that I need to read too many more reviews to be drooling for one of them big boys!
Since I am not rich enough to afford a full featured, robust dSLR for pursuing what is essentially a hobby, I have been eyeing the Nikon D70, which seems just right for my purposes. You shouldn’t really compare the D70 to the Rebel XT or the Rebel XTi from Canon. They are worlds apart, but the D70 does seem to fit the bill as the perfect hobbyist dSLR. Try out “Serious” photography without breaking the bank. From the Nikon D70 reviews page on Test Freaks, I get the picture that the camera lacks a good white-balance adjustment feature and also a vertical grip. As for the grip, I can only say if its really gonna bug me after I have tried it for a day or two. Unfortunately, one can’t touch and feel things over the ‘web, so I guess I will have to find a brick-and-mortar store to try out the camera. It will be sizable investment for me, and I don’t want no second-guessing.