I was thinking about buying the Canon Rebel but someone suggested that I look at the Sony because its half the price. I can see a difference between the two but I'm not sure it's worth spending the extra money for the canon.
dont get the sony 8mp it doesnt proform well at all lots of noise in the pictures. The rebel will focus a lot faster and produce crisper shots but you will also have to spend the money on another lense.
You'd have to be a blind man to not see the differences between Bill's shots and those from Rich's sony. These days it's no longer all about the pixels, it's the quality of the lens and of the imager itself that matters. The lens alone Bill is using costs just about as much as an F717.
I think it is all about need and $$$$$ you want to invest. i personally wanted a good all round camera to take pics of my friends boarding and general pictures. There is a huge difference but dollar wise I am in it 800.00 with bigger stick. I couldn't be happier with the sony.