It never ceases to amaze me when newcomers to photography are advised to visit a shop and try out different models to find out which one ' feels' best. Many years ago when my wife decided to join me in my favourite hobby shooting. We visited my favourite gun shop and I selected a nice u/o 12 bore Beretta 686 Super Sportster off the rck. I watched as she lifted it and put it rather awkwardly to her shoulder. " How does it feel" I asked. " How the hell do I know, How should it feel"? Was the somewhat terse reply. Oh incidentally, buy a D80 with the 18-70mm kit lens and go off and enjoy your trip.