Let me start off by saying thanks for even looking at this post, for I know there have been trillions of posts like this (Or as Dr. Evil would say "Trillions? Why make trillions when we can make BILLIONS?!") Now let me give you a bit of back story before I ask my question. My cousin gave me his CANON Eos Rebel G Film based SLR at the beginning of August to play around with, as I want to get into photography as a hobby. Now my mom loves the idea of me doing this as a hobby, but the thing that worries us both with Film SLR is periodic price, as in I have to buy film and pay for development. We both agree that digital is best for me as it will be easier in the long run. So I have been looking into what DSLR is great for a beginner, and it has all been CANON REBEL XSI or NIKON D3000. Between those two, I chose Nikon for their warranty, but then I discovered it isn't cross borders. So if I bought a Nikon here in Canada, it is only valid here (no problem cause I live here... but you know.. 13% tax..) If I buy it in the US say from Adorama (who have some SICK package deals) I get the US warranty. So now I am going to ask you guys, as I really do not know anyone that has great photography knowledge, what DSLR is great for a beginner? Now since I came to that Nikon vs Canon Warranty issue, I started looking at the other brands - Olympus, Pentex, Sony. The type of shooting I want to do, you may ask? I am looking for an all around good DSLR, though I lean towards low light photography (however I would really enjoy a good balance, as I like to would experiment with all the many forms and types) Price range? Under $700. LENS! Now that is something I HAVE to ask, the whole interchangeable lens situation. I understand that you can buy mounts for certain lenses to allow them to function on different camera brands, so lens price in the future is a considering factor I know. As you already know, anyone looking at buying a DSLR will be met with much photography jargon and such, this is why I ask you, the kind people of ThePhotoFourm (cue theme music) to help me find my top picks for a DSLR.