Yesterday I purchased a Canon Rebel XT on sale at Best Buy. The camera came with an accessory package as part of the sale. It included a really nice Canon bag, uv filter, and spare battery. I picked up a 4 gig card from Costco. All totaled, I was out the door for just under $575.00. The girl who sold me the camera said it should come up as discontinued in the next few weeks, so an even better deal may rear its head soon. This model was only introduced last year, but like any electronic gizmo, it's outdated by the time it hits the shelves. Now I just need to crack the book and figure out how to use it.