First of all, congratulations of your purchase!
I think there are some explanation I have to do on my previous entry. The camera doesn’t matter for photography itself. It is my honest opinion. But, the price does matter, the weight also. For your comfort, and comfort can affect your work. First of all, I could do all this explanations in my previous entry, but I was worry I could bored someone, although I’m sure I did. Anyway, why is it that with over 60 years of improvements in cameras, lens sharpness and film grain, resolution and dynamic range that no one has been able to equal what Ansel Adams did back in the 1940s? Buying a Bösendorfer doesn't mean you can play the piano. Buying a great camera doesn't mean you can create compelling photographs.
Cameras don't take pictures, photographers do.
A camera catches your imagination. No imagination, no photo - just crap.
It doesn't come from "lens sharpness" or "noise levels." David LaChapelle's work is all about his imagination, not his camera. Look at his photos and tell me the ISO !!! Joe Holmes' limited-edition 13 x 19" prints of his American Museum of Natural History series sell at Manhattan's Jen Bekman Gallery for $650 each. They're made on a D70.
Some celeb. professional photograph once said The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Hey, there's nothing wrong with the best tools, and if you have the money to blow why not? Just don't ever start thinking that the fancy tools are what created the work.
And now, piece de resistance. Here are photos made by a guy in the Philipines - with a cell phone camera !!! Ha Ha Ha!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/40851237@N00/
Tell me Ruben123, what says to eye red on blue? And what says, you blue on red? Do you know this? This is more important then VR or Active D-lightning or 12, 14, 18 MegaPixel
Now, why I didn’t recommend Nikon D80. The difference between generations is significant. The best Gen 1 camera, the D2Xs, can't make pictures as good as the cheapest Gen 2 camera, the D5000, in most real picture-taking situations. BUT only if you are looking at 100% of your pictures.. (which is not very relevant in my point of view). The thing is, with 750$ what can u best purchase? This was my opinion.. A flash is very helpful.