Here's the problem I have always had with any Canon DSLR - they all look like cheap Plastic bodied cameras and they feel like cheap plastic cameras no matter what the price. This one is an $3500 camera and it looks like a $500 DSLR. I've heard others say the same thing in camera stores when looking at them, so I'm not alone. I used to be a Canon film SLR fanatic, so it's too bad. But I'll take a Nikon D series any day because it looks and feels (and takes Images) that match the price tag.