We finally bit the bullet and bought a new camera for our upcoming trip to China. When it was approaching time to travel for Isabelle, we purchased an Apple laptop to take to China with us. We rationalized spending the big bucks because we wanted a way to play DVDs and stay in contact with friends and family back home. So this time, as we get closer to travel time for Sophie, we were able to rationalized spending a pretty good sized chunk of change on a new camera. After much internet research and asking opinions from those with more camera savvy than us, we decided to buy the Canon Rebel XT. Chris is reading the instruction booklet, I’ll have him give me the Cliff Note version. I’m not big on instruction booklets longer than a page or two.