So my birthday is coming up and as my bf is horrible at picking gifts, this year i have asked for a camera! Long story short, I have narrowed it down to 2 that im interested in... Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5000. I have researched them both to death, and am now hoping to hear some personal experiences to help me make up my mind!.. Both to me seem to have equal positive and negatives! It will be used only for a new hobby... nothing "pro".. but i would like to have something of good quality. I will mainly be using this for outdoors shots, nature walks, the occasional sporting event (soccer and motorbike riding) and few indoor/birthday shots with the family. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!