Originally Posted by tonybhall
I went to a Best Buy across town and they had a really good selection of DSLRs. They had a Canon XT, XTi, 30D, and 5D. They also had a Nikon D40, D80 and D200. They all had batteries and memory cards so you could test them out. I'd never used a Nikon before. It had a very different feel and sound than a Canon when you pressed the shutter release. If felt and sounded a lot smoother than the action of a Canon shutter.
Depends on the camera. The 10D had a beatiful, beatiful shutter sound as they used the shutter off their pro level film body for it (Elan 7E I think) and it had a really wonderful sound. The 350D and 20D that I'd heard have awful sounding shutters. The 5D is nice although it doesn't sound so much like a shutter as it does some clunking going on in the camera. It isn't bad though, it's actually a quieter sound than most DSLR shutters I've heard