In anticipation of my upcoming trip, I purchased a NIkon D90. I've wanted a DSLR for quite some time now, but never could bring myself to commit to the purchase. Researching my options for this, I teetered back and forth between the Canon 50D and the D90. What sold me on the D90, in the end, was its HD video capability. In a stroke of good timing, Flickr announced support for HD video. Here is a test clip:
It's no 5D Mark II, but I'm not complaining. Let's hope I can get some good footage of a rampaging elephant chasing after me on the savannah.