hey yall... i know long time no see.... been out working my butt off lol havent had ANY time to fish this summer which bites big time but what can ya do when ya gotta pay the bills... but now i have some extra money saved up and its time for shopping! lol anyways im in the market for a new digital camera to upgrade from my kodak z710 and i want to get something that gets me more involved and more professional looking pictures and i was looking at the cameras we have at work(walmart in streetsboro yay!!!! 3rd shift ooorah) and we have the nikon d40 which is very nice from what i hear and we also have the new Sony Alpha A200 which im diggin the d40 is 6.1 mega pixels and the a200 has 10.2 mega pixels and from what i hear is a better image stabilization feature and a very fast auto focus and theres a very good selection of lenses out there. the one site i looked at says you can use any minolta autofocus lense with the a200. i know the nikon d40 is like THE entry level powerhouse but i recently heard its getting discontinued so what do i go for? current powerhouse thats on its way out or new kid that's packin some heat of its own? both are priced within a few dollars of each other so financially its a toss up. i do a lot of out door photography(alms,nascar and other types of races as well as wildlife and so on) as well as a lot of indoor and night photography due to my parents owning an event planning business(weddings birthdays baby showers you name it) which i do photography for........Traditionallyours.com if you need an event planned or catered ..... anyways any help is well appreciated.. THANKS!