Originally Posted by JKratty
Canon vs. Nikon is for another thread (go Nikon!
) but teknochild is right...you don't have to wait until later this year to get a high-quality dSLR brand new for around $500. Check out the Nikon d40. Here's a review: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm
Honestly, I really think the whole Canon vs Nikon argument only works when you first buy a DSLR, because the minute you start buying lenses, there is no way you're going to sell it all to move to a different mount. I think it all comes down to how it feels in your hands, I really like the Rebel XT vs the Nikon D50 that I held so I went with the XT. Now I'm a tripod, 2 (soon to be 3 lenses and a battery grip), and an external flash in lol..