Surprisingly two things happened that I have never seen before.\n\n1/ I was able to get service in Harvey Norman. Partly due to the fact that\ncentre management advertised 9pm closing and it was in fact 7pm.\n\n2/ All the major Xmas-gift digital cameras were in one place. ALL OF THEM.\n\nBecause of part-1 I was able to investigate part-2.\n\n\n\nApparently Canon is telling HN driods that .............\n\n* 300D can not accept EF lenses - they have to be EF-S\n\n* istD can only be bought with 2 sigma lenses. I think it was the 14-1400\nand the Electron Microscope / Hubble attachment.\n\nApart from that ............\n\n* The 10D has a magnessium body, so if you drop it then it will be more\nsolid. The 300D might not be as well off. Hmmm .... dropping a digital\ncamera.....hmmmm ... last I heard plastic bounces even if it does crack and\ndent.\n\nIn conclusion\n==========\n\nThe "big fat black bitch" 10D, the really amazing "feel" of the istD and the\n"crappy feel" of the 300D were complete figments of the imagination. This is\nall self-promotion for the sake of blowing the money. If you need a good\nreason to buy a DLSR camera .... try using Photography as the motivation.\n\nAll this CRAP I have been hearing about feel and look was rubbish.\n\nIn fact I was (world first) impressed with the focus system on the Canon\n300D. In the poor light it did a good job - and for the price it was very\ncompetitive with the Sony high-end stuff that i seem to like so much.