I've had a Canon Rebel since about the 1st or 2nd version and last year upgraded to the 7D. I've been having so much pain in my right hand for months and holding that heavy camera really hurts. We're going to Disney in about 6weeks and I'm dreading carrying that camera for a week. I thought about getting a smaller Rebel (my old one broke) and hey even the new Rebels are 100X better than my old one. I was at a local camera shop yesterday telling the guy my problem and he was really pushing the Sony's A33 and 55 I think. He said he sold all his Canon stuff and switched to Nikon and then sold all that got a Sony. Sell my stuff????? I got chills when he said that! I have Canon 7D and the 18-135, Tokina ultra wide, 50mm (cheap one), & the 28mm portrait lenses. These are my 4 lenses I use most and woudl need to replace. I'm strictly a hobby enthusiast and been shooting for years but want super photographs (no aspirations for pro etc). And I've never looked elsewhere for other brands or technologies. The Sony's had some cool features. I liked the swivel screen for shooting odd angles which I do a lot. and the fps was better than the 7D whcih I like to do a lot of high speed stuff. So what about the Sony's?? Are they worth selling my stuff for?? I did not like the viewfinder screen so much. It has a different look that the Canon/Nikon types. It looked grainier and like a tv monitor instead of a crisp "real view" image. Or should I just get a new smaller Rebel.