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UPDATED 7 JAN 2009: I have created a much updated and expanded version of this image, which includes the current Nikon and Canon DSLRs as of January 2009, as well as competing models from Sony/Minolta, Olympus, Panasonic/Leica, and Pentax, as well as others. You may wish to check that out instead. See my blog post too.
Publicity photos © 2007 Nikon and Canon. Relative sizes are not exact. Top left camera costs about $650, with lens. Lower right camera costs about $8000, no lens. See the blog post I wrote about them.
The top row of this image became obsolete as early as February 2008, since Canon introduced the Rebel XSi (a.k.a. the 450D) and Nikon the D60. As of later in 2008, Canon replaced the 40D with the 50D. There are also the new D700 from Nikon, and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which replaced the original full-frame 5D.