I went to the shop this weekend and tested all 3 different camera's.
Now I'm even more confused.
Although the Canon was well within my budget, it didn't really do it for me. The overall look 'n feel just wasn't that good. The Sony scored better but the absolute star was the Nikon! Gordon you are indeed correct when you say the Nikon has far better build quality, the difference is remarkable.
A good friend of mine also has a Nikon (D70s) and he won't even buy anything else, just because Nikon is so good. This, in addition to the research I have done really makes me want one of those Nikon DSLR's...
However, I can't help but thinking the D80 is over budget for me. So now I'm considering another option: the D40x. Seeing I still am a beginner in DSLR world maybe the D40x is a good alternative?
What are your thoughts about the comparison D40x-D80? Should I just go for it and get the D80 or will the D40x be a good companion?
The review of both camera's here on cameralabs.com allready gave me some advice, but still I want to think this one through. We are not talking about €20 so I really want to make sure I spend my money on something that fits me perfectly...
Thanks again for all your help!