Nikon D80 vs. Canon EOS Rebel XTi
By Lori Grunin, Senior editor
JUDGES: Lori Grunin and Phil Ryan
A mere three years ago, Canon launched the EOS Digital Rebel upon the world, not only creating the budget dSLR category but enabling a whole new generation of hobbyist photographers. And for the past three years, it's held onto its leadership position in the hearts and minds of digital photographers. Time after time, other models--many excellent cameras--have tried and failed to match the Rebel's elusive brew of speed, power, photo quality, and affordability. But is 2006 the year that the Rebel loses its crown? We pit this year's likeliest contender, the Nikon D80, against the reigning champ.
About the judges
Senior editor Lori Grunin spends much of her free time documenting the purrs and perils of shelter cats in New York City. She welcomes suggestions for cleaning noseprints off the lens.
Senior editor Phil Ryan joined CNET from Popular Photography. He remains very popular and into photography. You can often find him at concerts and clubs, sitting in the dark, shooting at high ISO speeds--only where legal, of course.