I guess we decided to keep the Nikon Coolpix S500. It is easier to carry around and the picture quality is quite good.
Here are a few photos and review that compare a Nikon D50 dslr with a Nikon Coolpix S500 compact digital with a Canon SD100 compact digital.
Here it is, another layman’s technology review. Read with caution because I’ve never actually even seen or used a Canon XTi.
I managed to sell my Olympus C7070 for about $650US on ebay! So with that money, and money I expect to make from selling my spotmeter and Nikon N80, I bought a new Nikon D50 with the lens kit (18-55mm lens).