The Image Stablisation on the E-510, is enough to pull me to Olympus. And the E510 is also lighter than a D80. Kit lenses are really really light. And that doesn't mean lousy quality also. It is of very reasonable quality, better than many other kit lenses around. Most importantly, the price. You can get a E510 with 2 lenses @ about 1.2k. But the D80 costs much more.