Well I got my new camera, and in less than 24 hours I've sent it back (well, I will have when the couriers arrive). It was a Canon EOS 50D, and it was quite simply not good enough. More of this on the forum before too long. In the meantime if anyone has got any suggestions for a suitable alternative I'd love to hear them. But hurry, because I don't plan on hanging around getting a new one ;-)
For the record this shot was taken with the old 400D, which works when tethered but not independently.
The song I want played at my funeral.