Hard on the heels of Nikon's advanced-level D200, this newcomer costs $700 less -- yet gives you identical image quality and many of the same assets, in a package made smaller in part by the switch to SD memory cards. These include its 10-megapixel CCD image sensor; a large, bright viewfinder; and a 2.5-inch LCD. The D80 also offers speeds from ISO 100 to 3200, wireless flash control, and D-Lighting processing (which does in camera what the Shadow/Highlight tool does in Photoshop). Though its files are bigger than those of the six-megapixel Nikon D70s, the D80 doubles that model's continuous-burst rate to 23 Large/Fine JPEGs. About $1,000.