What about the Canon Powershot A80 I know its a significant step down from the Nikon 5700 but for the price of the A80 I could get a 4 Mega Pixel and a 512-1gig CF card and probably 2 sets of NiMH batteries without breaking the bank. Then again the A80 doesn't have CF type 2 support so that eliminates Microdrives correct?
Guh! why don't they just make 3 camera's the beginner awful one with no optical zoom then the enthusiast camera with about 7 - 10 optical zoom and about 4 or 5 mega pixels and then the pro SLR 8 Mega pixel and above. Instead of having about 30 cameras just in the powershot line alone.