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They're both good. each have their pros and cons. Nikon D40 has a newer design with things like a 2.5 inch screen, noob friendly menus and help guides in the camera its self etc. The only reason i would opt for the XT would be because it can autofocus with any canon lens, where the Nikon D40 can only autofocus with lenses that have internal motors. You still get a huge variety of lenses to choose from with Nikon, and also a newer machine. Also, you can get the D40 from amazon for about $498 brand new with the kit lens. Id recommend you go to your local photography shop and mess around with both cameras though. If it was up to me, id get the Nikon D40... I've heard good things about those.