Originally posted by fakename
Agreed, I know exactly what you mean, I was also in turmoil. They all have the same 8.2mp CMOS. In the end the only major perk I could see for the 20d was the fact it does 5fps as opposed to the XT that has 3fps.
Actually, from what I understand,the CMOS is different but the image processor is the same. The picture quality is near identical, though. I agree the frame speed is the only major difference, in addition to the size. The Digi Rebel was a bit big for my bag, but the grip was comfortable. I hope the XT is not too small. The 20d is probably more natural.
At the end of the day, I think i will take the $350 delta and put it into a decent walking around lens. I am torn on that one too. An 18-125 Sigma is probably where I am looking, but the Canon IS seems nice. Of course the 18-300 is appealing, but may be too much of a sacrafice on the high-end of the zooom (too soft).
I wish Costco sold lenses. Their return policy is unbeatable and way better than the manufacture's warranty.