I will be taking photography lessons and am really excited about adding photography to my other hobby, travel! I want a camera I can grow with and not have to repurchase any time soon. I've narrowed it down to the Nikon D80 and the Canon EOS Rebel XTi. I also considered the Nikon D40x for size and price but thought it would limit me too much. I won't do sports photos but may want the ability to freeze action or water. I want true color and great picture quality. Am I looking at 'overkill' with my top 2, or would the D40x be plenty for me?
Since I am inexperienced, it is difficult to decide based on the technical reviews since some of the jargon means little to me at this poing.
Thanks for any help you might be able to give!