I stopped by Best Buy today to look at a couple of cameras. I tried the D3000, D5000 and the D90 as well as the Canon T1i. I have to say that, despite what appears to be a slightly cheaper build quality, the T1i kicked the others ass on focus speed and precision. Is this a true representation of the difference or did I happen to test 3 Nikon lemons or a Canon superstar? Frankly, I found the little Canon focuses as fast as my D700.