Um....sweet sweet Canon 40D and Sony a700...
Am I considering doing this famously called "Jumping Ship"..
The Canon 40D (RM3000 Body only street price)
or staying on the same ship and just moving to much luxuries cabin
The Sony a700 (RM3200 Body only street price)
Anyway, the Canon have Liveview and burst speed faster than the Sony (6.5/s vs 5/s)
But again, the Sony a700 will handle noise better than the Canon 40D, in fact, the a700 noise control are somewhat outrank the legendary Nikon D300 (~RM7000 body only)