Originally Posted by drizzt3117
I didn't play with the D80, as they didn't have it, but handled the D70 instead, however they had a rep who had the XTi there. I'm not currently in Orange County, but in my hometown of Madison, WI. They said the XTi and D80 would both be in next week, though. I think the D80 was $1000 for the camera and $1100 with the kit, or something, but I was more interested in the Canon.
Yea. The D70 and D80 are nothing alike. Don't let the D70 discourage you.
The D80 is basically a D200 inside of a D70 body and probably has a few more software features - the only thing the D200 has that the D80 doesn't is 5 fps for action shots. The D80 viewfinder is much larger and brighter than the 400D and D70.
So don't consider the D80 so much as an improved D70, it's more like a D200 with slightly slower shooting, where as the 400D is just a slight improvement over the 350D.
I'd be careful before you buy that Canon. I only say this because I've read reviews between the Sony A100/Canon 400d/Nikon D80 and every one so far has put the D80 in first place. I strongly advise you check out the D80 before you purchase the 400D - the D70 is not a good indicator on the quality of the D80.