Cannon = 16mp (if it's the camera I'm thinking of), 6 x 6 = approx 40 mp equivalent. Cannon better? I don't think so + plus you can get a decent medium format camera for a tenth of the price. A fine grained 35mm film can match it and blow the D70 to hell. As for film dying, when was the last time you saw a petrol station that sold memory cards? Now when was the last time you saw one that didn't sell film?

David.