I'm looking into jumping into the dSLR ring and have more or less narrowed my search down to either the Canon 20D or the XTi and was looking for what people thought about them. I know someone with an XT and a couple of people with a 20D so that's kinda what's led me to go with Canons, and these models seem to fit with my budget and current skill level (still learning a lot).
I can get either camera for around the same price, so that's not a big concern. My understanding is that the 20D isn't significantly different from the 30D so I may as well save the $400 and go with the 20D seeing as how I'm still just learning this stuff.
I'm wondering if one will be noticeably better than the other. I do a lot of hiking and will probably take a bunch of landscape shots, but want something thats versatile as it will be my only camera (other than my current point-and-shoot).
The XTi seems to be a better camera, it has 1.8MP over the 20D, some more picture modes (useful?), and a sensor cleaning system. The 20D's supposed to be more comfortable to hold, a little more durably constructed and "higher quality?" Those seem to be the main points of differentiation, and just looking at the stats the XTi seems to be the easy winner, but I was wondering if there are other concerns that I'm missing.
Thanks for the help, sorry if this has been asked before, I poked around for a bit and couldn't find anything.