Our aging Canon Rebel XTi has been a good camera for our family. I have learned a lot about cameras and photography in general in the 7 years or so that we have had this camera. But, I feel like it is time to move on. However, since I have been pretty happy with this camera I have not kept up with the latest trends in the DSLR world. Most of our pictures seems to be of family, and indoors at family gatherings, or just general day to day stuff with the kids. We also have used the old Rebel to take semi professional family portraits and reunions and stuff. So long as there is plenty of light it does good, but that is often not the case in most people's homes. So, low light performance is a must. The kids are just now starting to get into sports and stuff, so something that works fast and/or takes a lot of pictures per second would be nice. We typically do not use RAW image files that often, however, when we are taking pictures that I plan to print larger than 4x6, I shoot RAW exclusively. With today's DSLRs, i don't know of any that do not shoot RAW, so I guess that is a moot point. Price we can spend: up to 1500, but maybe a little bit more if that much camera is much better than whatever camera is below it in price point. Thanks for any info, and if you have questions that would help point me the right direction, then ask away.