As a belated birthday present, I got a new camera! I've been without one for a while now. I had a Canon EOS 40D before, but broke the lens about nine months ago and never got around to fixing it. I ended up returning it for a full refund and bought the Canon EOS Rebel T2i! Even though the 40D is supposedly a better camera overall in terms of all the different functions you can do, it's really for more experienced photographers who know what the heck they're doing. I read the reviews about the Rebel and everyone says it's a great starter camera. It's also smaller and lighter compared to the bulkier 40D. I can't wait to experiment with the HD video capabilities too! Gonna take so many videos of my dog haha.