Well there are rumors like crazy that there will be a new Nikon DSLR that will be available, and possibly soon. I have heard that it will be revealed next week. It is the Nikon D40. The rumor mill has it as a 6MP camera that will only accept Nikon AF-S lenses (essentially the newer Nikkor lenses). This is obviously a move to get people to upgrade from Point and Shoot cameras into a DSLR.
Other rumored items are 3 focus points, and most likely the pre-programmed settings like Portrait, Night shooting that entry level DSLRs have. All of this is to help the transition from the P&S. The projected price is $499 with a kit lens. WOW!! Take that Canon... Let's see how this pans out.