I'm getting my first SLR camera in a couple of months but I'm not sure which one I should get. I don't have much cash to spend so I've narrowed the selection down to the Nikon D3000 or the Canon Rebel XSi. I perfer Nikons but I don't want to get a camera based on the brand name as the performance is the more important focus. I've read reviews on each camera and they both seem pretty great. I'm leaning more towards the Nikon because of the guide feature it has. But I like that the Canon has live view [the Nikon doesn't]. I'm pretty new to SLR cameras [but not to photography itself, i 've had a Nikon p80 and a canon powershot SD630 point & shoot cameras] So I don't know too much yet, but I plan on reasearching a lot. I mainly shoot nature and animals, portraits, sometimes I shoot club type photos [love shooting someone doing lightshows/raving/poi], and concerts. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/information on which camera would be better suited for me and the type of photos I take. & a very big thanks in Advance!