I am planning on stepping up to a big boy camera and purchase and SLR sometime this summer before vacation to the Grand Canyon. Im looking for an entry level SLR thats at the $1,000.00(US) mark. The first camera I have demoed is the Cannon Rebel XTI and (thankfully I had no money on me at the time or I would have impulse bought it) I like it. However some of you have way more expense than I. Any recommendations?