Well they are saying that th Canon 40d which is the successor to the 30d is around the corner so maybe you could have a look at that if you can wait.
I have seen a number of forum members seeking help in choosing an appropriate camera. I thought I better try and see if I succeed in deciding the camera to buy.
I have been using cameras since 1946 or there about.I have some photos from that period perhaps some of the most favourite ones.
During the years I have owned around a couple of dozen including Canons,Nikons and Minoltas mostly SLR although I used quite a few others before slr became popular.
I still have a Minolta (SLR film),hardly ever use it, Nikon Digital compact,shutter lag bothers me, an old 2 1/4 inch square double lens reflex.
I have been looking at Nikon D200, and Canon 30D with favour, then yesterday I read a review of Fuji finefix F30 digital which tempted me greatly.
It must have given you some idea of the pickle I am in.
My main requirement is high quality pictures,(all types,landscape,townscape and portraits i love natural light,my grand children are the most favoured subjects, )some sort of on board editing software,though I often use the Photoshop. If Fuji 30 had a stabaliser I probably would have decided but its other specifications are quite attractive.
Please help. I am planning to visit USA in a month or so I might buy one there. Over here(UK) they are a bit (1/3) more expensive.