Hello everyone! I would like to invest in a nice camera but I don't have any experience in photography and I'm not quite sure where to start. I did some research via Google and it seems that I need to choose between Nikon or Canon. At first I had my heart set on a Canon but I read that Nikon entry level cameras are a little bit better than the Canon entry level cameras. What are your thoughts? I don't know enough about the specs to really understand how one is better than the other. For example, I read that the Rebel T6 doesn't have a stabilizer, is that necessarily a bad thing? Yes, I am a bit lost. I have no immediate plans to go into photography. It's strictly for my personal enjoyment. I would like to take nicer pictures of my family, events, outings, the sky, the sea, my cat, etc. Even though it's trivial stuff, I'm the artsy type so I want to be able to play with lighting, focus(ing?), etc. As far as price point, I'd like to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday sales. It would be nice to keep it under/around $500. Here are some deals I found: Canon Black Friday 2017 Sale & DSLR Deals | Blacker Friday Nikon Black Friday 2017 Sale & DSLR Camera Deals | Blacker Friday There are lenses included in the bundle but I don't know the differences between them. Is there a lens that you think I should absolutely have? So, with all of that, I've narrowed it down to either the Nikon D3400 or Canon EOS Rebel T6. But really, please give me other suggestions if you think there's something better. Thank you!